The Other Guys (PG-13)


Co-writer/director Adam McKay (Step Brothers) gives absurdist humor to a buddy film that never quite finds its pitch. Detectives Allen (Will Ferrell) and Terry (Mark Wahlberg) attempt to fill the shoes of their doomed predecessors (Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson). Good comic chemistry goes a long way toward masking the film’s subpar script. This action comedy would’ve worked better with more comedy and less action.