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2 Guns
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Nov 22, 2013 By: Mathew Plale
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Director:
Baltasar Kormákur

Actors:
Denzel Washington
Mark Wahlberg
Edward James Olmos

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
An undercover DEA agent (Washington) and an undercover Naval Intelligence Officer (Wahlberg), both unaware of the other’s true identity, team up to take down a drug lord (Olmos)
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
Robert Trench (Denzel Washington) works for the DEA. Michael Stigman (Mark Wahlberg). Together, they make a hell of a team of robbers. Only thing is, neither is aware that the other is anything but an expert thief.

The action in 2 Guns doesn’t stem from when each will find out (it happens relatively early on), but rather the $43 million they’re lifting from drug lord Papi Greco (Edward James Olmos), which actually belongs to Earl (Bill Paxton), a CIA agent in a bolo tie. That’s a simplified version of the overly complicated plot, which has too many characters and not nearly as much originality as screenwriter Blake Masters wants it to.

The title 2 Guns is a bit of an understatement. Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur’s (who directed Wahlberg in Contraband) actioner is loaded with the amount of firearms, explosions and bullets that action fans need in their Saturday night.

The real draw, though, is the leads. Washington and Wahlberg each has a number of action flicks in their resume and can easily get their way around any variety of antagonists. They seem to be the only ones aware just how mediocre, predictable and generic the whole show is; and it’s the nodding and winking, and the fact that they’re enjoying themselves, that makes 2 Guns more fun than such fare might normally be.

THE EXTRAS
Feature commentary with director Baltasar Kormákur and producer Adam Siegel: Siegel does most of the talking on this track, which delves into the production of 2 Guns.

Click, Click, Bang, Bang: The Making of 2 Guns (30:18): Collected here are four featurettes: “Undercover and Into Action,” “The Good, the Bad and the Sexy,” “Finding the Vibe,” and “Living Dangerously.”

Deleted and Extended Scenes (11:49): There are eight here, which can be viewed separately or as a whole. They are: “‘Bring a Kid to Work Day,’” “Clown or Frankie?” “Where’s Your Badge?” “Do Me a Favor,” “Afraid of Heights,” “What Comes Around Goes Around,” “Saddle Up,” and “Bobby Gets Hotel Key.”

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FINAL DIAGNOSIS
2 Guns may not offer anything original in the buddy actioner subgenre, but the chemistry between Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg elevates it to an enjoyable effort. Special features include a commentary, deleted scenes and a quartet of making-of featurettes.
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5:41AM on 11/22/2013
Washington and Wahlberg do make an effect Double W double act, but the film did have serious pacing issues and too many tangled-up plot threads, particularly towards the end.
Washington and Wahlberg do make an effect Double W double act, but the film did have serious pacing issues and too many tangled-up plot threads, particularly towards the end.
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