Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton, Bill Paxton, James Marsden, Fred Ward, Edward James Olmos, Robert John Burke
Two crooked undercover officers - one from the DEA (Denzel Washington) and the other from the Navy (Mark Wahlberg) - get into trouble when stealing money from the wrong person.
Who does not remember Robert De Niro as Al Capone saying, "You're nothing but a lot of talk and a badge."? Well, this two guys here, Bobby and Stig, are exactly the opposite, and to be honest the result is quite entertaining.
Based on the comic book series of the same name, 2 Guns is a good combination of adrenaline, action, thrills, and comedy.
The film doesn't have much new to show us, the plot is very predictable, the often comical dialogue isn't the wittiest ever written, and the characters are cardboard, still the film has a pretty good structure, it's well put together, and manages to surprise you.
The shooting sequences are a bit unrealistic, but overall the action scenes, and the fisticuffs are good, and entertaining, and there are not too many explosions. Also, who doesn't enjoy seeing a car full of money blowing up? It kind of hurts, but it's awesome!
The acting surely adds points to the film. Known for his dramatic roles, Denzel Washington never fails to surprise. He proves to be able to step into any role and situation, and he gets along pretty well with comedy. Mark Wahlberg had already proven to handle humour in Ted, and he does nothing but confirm that. Also, the two leads have a great chemistry. Good performances also from Bill Paxton, Edward James Olmos, and James Marsden. Besides showing her tits, and being both Washington and Marsden's love interest, Paula Patton doesn't have much to do in here.
In a nutshell: if you are a Denzel Washington's fan like me, it's a must-watch; if you want to spend a relaxing evening and shut down your brain, this action flick is right for you.