"Ferrell keeps the winning streak intact while drawing out Mark Wahlberg's untapped funny side in THE OTHER GUYS....Ridiculously entertaining..."
Hollywood Reporter - Michael Rechtshaffen (08/01/2010)
"The movie is as antic and raucous and fun as any of the star's previous screen outings, only this one has a surprisingly rich personal flavor. It's Ferrell's richest riff yet on the comedy of conflicted aggression." -- Grade: A-
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman (08/13/2010)
4.5 stars out of 5 -- "[C]lever and funny from the first frame....The filmmakers are in fine fettle, which goes a long way to make much of the low-brow silliness and slapstick infectious."
Los Angeles Times - Betsy Sharkey (08/06/2010)
"Ferrell draws a wealth of good material from his character's oddball ineffectuality, and he partners perfectly with Wahlberg, who's always best at his most incredulous." -- Grade: B+
A.V. Club - Scott Tobias (08/05/2010)
"It's loud, raunchy semicoherent and stuffed to the bursting point with heavy weaponry and car chases....[With] an extended riff on 'Law & Order' that is blessed with inventive wordplay in the sacred tradition of AIRPLANE!..."
Wall Street Journal (08/06/2010)
3 stars out of 5 -- "[C]onsistently funny....[D]irector Adam McKay gives this undynamic duo a chance to prove their mettle."
Box Office - Amy Nicholson (08/03/2010)
"Wahlberg proves himself a master of the slow burn. He's our glowering stand-in, the angry straight man to Ferrell's earnest, unhinged idiot."
Washington Post (08/06/2010)
"Among comic actors, Ferrell is extremely alive to, and generous with, his colleagues. Part of his gift is the way he so willingly provides a reflective surface for them, instead of just hogging the spotlight."
Movieline - Stephanie Zacharek (08/05/2010)
"Mr. Ferrell uses his big body, his quick mind and his infinitely fungible voice to yoke disparate and ridiculous traits into a brand new and yet instantly archetypal comic character."
New York Times - A. O. Scott (08/05/2010)
4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's Wahlberg who wins the class clown award, flexing his comedic clout by maintaining a subtle deadpan..."
Total Film - Total Film Staff (08/24/2010)
3 stars out of 5 -- "The first half is all skittery absurdity..."
Uncut - Uncut Staff (10/01/2010)
"A goofy cop spoof of sorts with an onslaught of quick-fire jokes....Ferrell plays to his strengths and Wahlberg utilizes his breathless-always-on-the-verge-of-panic persona."
3 stars out of 5 -- "Michael Keaton is a comic god here, delivering a new spin on the unforgiving captain..."
Empire - James White (01/07/2010)