Excerpt: Entertainment One release the action-comedy 2 Guns onto DVD in the United Kingdom, in the original aspect ratio of 2.35:1. There are no surprises here for a recent Hollywood blockbuster, with the transfer being a consistent high quality from start to finish. The sun-soaked border environments receive the typical orange tinting for warmth, and they look great. Environments feel vast yet sparse, and the hues never feel too saturated.
Excerpt: 2 Guns first gives off the impression of an antidotal, barebones throwback—a good ol' shoot 'em up in contrast to the multiplex's surplus of caped- and masked-man sagas. But, alas, this short-tempered, law-straddling riff on the likes of Lethal Weapon , with Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg playing bickering allies, is itself based on Steven Grant's Boom!
Summary: Double crosses. Triple crosses. An extra helping of crosses on top of increasingly tangled numerical crosses. 2 Guns is a buddy cop genre pic in the guise of a punchy pulp comicbook actioner, one that attempts to toy with convention, actively subvert every action-movie cliché in the book, and crack a few familiar, wise-crackin' skulls in the process.
Conclusion: The straightforward, buddy-comedy set-up will likely appeal to a wide audience on home video. And while that will be all some are looking for out of the film, there will be others who would have liked to have seen more of a compelling story developed around two remarkably likable characters brought to life in a surprising way, by two actors who you wouldn’t think would have that level of chemistry together.
Excerpt: "Bobby Beans" and "Stig" Stigman (Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg) have been working undercover together to take down a Mexican drug cartel, culminating in them robbing a bank holding their money. Confused by the amount of money being kept at the bank, $43 million, the two guys then discover that they're both hiding secrets from each other and there's a lot more going on with everyone they thought they could trust.
Excerpt: Baltasar Kormakur’s irreverent actioner 2 Guns needs only a Harold Faltermeyer score to complete its goal of becoming this generation’s Tango & Cash . Faltermeyer, as you likely know, is a German composer whose synth-pop grooves lent mood and color to seminal ‘80s police comedies like Beverly Hills Cop , Fletch and Cash .
Excerpt: Det är inte så ofta jag sitter nästan med tummen i munnen efter en film som helt enkelt fyller alla kriterier för en bra underhållningsstund, men som ändå lyckas sjabbla bort något oerhört viktigt: Originalitet & känsla! På papper ser filmen ut att vara en actionkomedi, en buddy-film med Mark Wahlberg & Denzel Washington i huvudrollerna och i biroller folk som Bill Paxton, Edward James Olmos, James Marsden, Fred Ward... Vad kan gå fel?