Jack Goes Confidential: ‘2 Guns’ Complex Caper Fires for Fun

2-GunsWho’s doing what to whom here?

In ‘2 GUNS,’ Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg go head to head in just over two hours of fast moving and explosive action.

A buddy-buddy adventure? Well sort of as we track these two operatives from competing government entities now forced on the run together.

The problem being neither knows that the other is an undercover agent.

Washington for the D.E.A. while Wahlberg is Navy Special Forces.

One thing’s for sure though, each is as distrusting of the other about as much as the bad guys they’ve got to take down.

Yeap, they rob a small town bank together and everything’s looking up—until it’s time to split the loot and their real identities begin to emerge.

You see, the real target here is a Mexican drug cartel and things aren’t working out as planned.

Making matters worse, the cartel’s king pin is in cahoots with C.I.A. operatives who are taking kickbacks.

2-guns-2Bottom line, their agencies are suddenly disavowing Washington and Wahlberg making the boys now wonder exactly WHO they can trust?

Seems the only person they can count on is the other. And that’s debatable as well.

Ok, so the plot borders the ridiculous. But I didn’t care. The chemistry between Washington and Wahlberg is what drives this film.

Sure some of the violent scenes will make you squirm. But immediate follow-up lines like “…nice shirt. Yeah,  J.C. Penney’s” keep things fun and from getting too serious for the movie’s own good.

2-Guns-1A first rate supporting cast of Bill Paxton, Paula Patton, Fred Ward and Edward James Olmos doesn’t hurt either.

I think you’ll like your night out with the R-rated ‘2 GUNS.’

I’m giving them a solid B- 

(Reviewed at Cinemark, Merriam)


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6 Responses to Jack Goes Confidential: ‘2 Guns’ Complex Caper Fires for Fun

  1. PB says:

    Not sure about this one as I like both stars, but I’m usually not a big fan of action-comedies. Or I guess I just prefer them to lean more heavily in one direction (action) or the other (comedy). I just have too hard a time buying one that jumps back and forth across genres, which appears to be the case with this one judging by the previews and maybe even this review.

  2. jack p. says:

    Tend to agree with you, PB. Yet despite the far fetched storyline I still enjoyed the picture.

  3. PB says:

    Eh, not much else coming out this week so maybe I’ll give it shot then. If nothing else, Denzel’s flicks are usually watchable.

  4. the dude says:

    Pass. The commercials killed it for me so this will be a basic cable watch.

  5. chuck says:

    God in heaven this flick is dreck.

    • jack p. says:

      Wait Chuck. When did you see it to make that profound statement?
      I love a good (controversial) critique but would expect it to come from a person who actually sat through the ENTIRE movie.

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