Saturday, 25 December 2010
TOP TEN FILMS OF 2010: #8 THE OTHER GUYS
4/5. Just when you thought Will Ferrell and Adam McKay didn't have any more jokes in them something else came along, 'The Other Guys'. The pair have sent up everything from newsreaders to basketball players so it was about time they took on the police. Armed with his trademark stupidity and head scratching, rib tickling one liners Will got blue collar with the comedy putting in work. He even drafted in cop acting veterans Mark Wahlberg, Samuel L. Jackson (looking like 'Shaft' once again in his long black leather jacket and shades) and The Rock for some real hilarious turns. Eva Mendes is a valuable addition to this movie playing Ferrell's under appreciated wife, while 90's favourite Michael Keaton is brilliant shooting from the hip with TLC references and trademark Police Captain mannerisms. The comedy force doesn't stop there as Steve Coogan, Rob Riggle and another hilarious Wayans brother are also on hand. With all this talent, this may be Ferrell's best in years but with his part in this cop role play he proved he's the chief. TIM DAVID HARVEY.