2 Guns starring Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Bill Paxton and Paula Patton comes out in theaters today! This new action film revolves around two crooked undercover officers from the DEA and Navy. They lead investigations on the other and they find out that they are part of a mole hunt from their respective departments. They then must find a way to give back the money they stole from the mob and stay alive at the same time. Read the latest movie review for 2 Guns below:
“Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg Brings A Touch of Charisma To The Action Film – 2 Guns
There’s more to the story than just their repartee. Yet to director Baltasar Kormákur’s credit, he clearly saw he lucked into a great, wisecrackin’, trigger-finger team, and he gets out of their way.
“2 Guns” launches as an easygoing duel between Washington’s Bobby and Wahlberg’s Stig as they plan a small-time bank robbery in Mexico. They’re pros at this, but the heist gets weird when the $3 million they thought would be there winds up being $43 million.
That throws them, as Bobby and Stig’s image of drug lord Papi Greco (Edward James Olmos), whose money they lifted, was of a lower cartel boss in the middle of coke-and-illegal-passport deals.
While evading an overzealous CIA agent (Bill Paxton), Stig and Bobby get picked up by the Feds. That’s when Bobby — whose last name changes with the day — is revealed to be a DEA agent, working for his ex-girlfriend (delicious Paula Patton). Stig, who’s been running drugs with Bobby for only a short time, has a secret, too: he’s ex-U.S. Navy, working undercover. When they learn of each other’s covert ops, they try to outthink both the cartel and the CIA, which wants the 43 mil for their own reasons.
Blake Masters’ busy script becomes simply a wind-up mechanism for the stars to click into. That’s fine, since Kormákur (who made “Contraband” with Wahlberg) has his priorities straight. There are top-notch set pieces, including a tense interrogation conducted by a sneering Paxton (a real kick with his bolo tie and Southern-drip drawl), a fast-moving break-in at a Naval base and an epic Mexican standoff.
But this is Washington and Wahlberg’s show. Washington can still be fierce, but is most fun when he’s half-hepcat and half sleeping-tiger, as he is here. Wahlberg can be great in the right projects, and this is one of them. His furrowed brow camouflages everyguy strength; Stig acts oafish until it’s time to sharpen up and use his expert sharpshooter skills.
As a team, Washington and Wahlberg keep the riffs going as this action-comedy shimmers and builds to a terrifically entertaining heat haze. Then the bullets fly, almost as fast as their mouths, and everything hits its target.”
The original article can be read at New York Daily News.
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