Saturday, August 24 2013, 02:15 PM MDT
Movie Review: 2 Guns
2.5 out of 5 Stars
Director: Blatasar Kormakur
Starring: Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Recommended To: Those looking for a B-movie film with A-list actors and a bloated budget.
Synopsis: Bobby (Denzel Washington) and Stig (Mark Wahlberg) plan to rob a small bank frequented by a Mexican drug lord. It’s an easy job with a high payoff that ultimately turns the men against each other.
Review: To say that 2 Guns is devoid of intelligence wouldn’t be fair. It’s essentially a B-movie with graphic novel roots that somehow ended up at a major studio that roped in the likes of Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington, Bill Paxton and Paula Patton to play its major players. Blake Masters’ script is riddled with holes and the occasional cliché, but that’s part of the film’s charm. It does have a nice twist on the usual buddy cop story even if the end results are as formulaic as it gets. 2 Guns isn’t a great piece of cinematic art; it’s a goofy romp that entertains with its over-the-top gunfights, bizarre dialogue and outrageous hijinks.
-Ryan Michael Painter