Cogill reviews 'The Other Guys' (PG-13)

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by GARY COGILL

WFAA

Posted on August 5, 2010 at 5:55 PM

Updated Sunday, Aug 8 at 6:27 PM

"The Other Guys" is an on-again/off-again action cop comedy; but when it's funny, it's very funny.

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg play bumbling good guys hitting the streets and fighting crime. One problem: They are incredibly inept, and spend most of their time fighting each other.

"The Other Guys" eventually zero in on a white-collar criminal, and that's where the film falls apart. The story is roll-your-eyes bad, with too many chaotic car crashes and explosions.

But when the characters focus on each other, it's funny; and that includes the odd, giggly marriage between Ferrell and Eva Mendes.

"The Other Guys" is rated a raunchy PG-13, and works better the first hour, eventually running out of steam.

It's an uneven film; better than the dreadful "Land Of The Lost" and not as good as "Anchorman" or "Talledega Nights."

At least Will Ferrell is back to being funny, and that's a comedy-step in the right direction.

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