Chemistry makes '2Guns' Enjoyable
2Guns starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg is a non-buddy cop film that opens with a 70s sensibility. It is as if Wahlberg and Washington are the new Starsky and Hutch. It progresses to the 80s as the two actors become reminiscent of Lethal Weapon with Wahlberg playing the Mel Gibson role and Washington playing the Danny Glover role.
The two actors have clear chemistry. It seems like they had a good time making the film. Wahlberg is at his snarky finest, and Washington plays the angles.
The plot is fairly predictable, and the film starts off with one of those “one week earlier” conventions that I hate in movies and television. Fortunately, no one goes to see a buddy cop film for the plot or the twists. In this case, people go to see the relationship between Wahlberg and Washington.
There are other actors in this film. Bill Paxton brings in the serious role as a sleazy CIA agent. Edward James Olmos plays a Mexican drug lord, and Fred Ward makes a glorified cameo appearance.
With plenty of gratuitous violence and some semi-gratuitous nudity, this movie isn’t for everyone. Still, it is a decent way to spend a couple of hours.
Romney's Review of 2Guns - quick and to the point