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Family Movie Review: 2 Guns (R)

2Guns ChesapeakeFamilyMovieReviewKernel Rating (out of 5): whole-popcorn-kernal

MPAA Rating: R         Length: 109 minutes

Age Appropriate For: 17+. Commercials are selling “2 Guns” more as a buddy cop comedy with a little bit of violence, but there are enough sex and torture scenes in this film to make it inappropriate for younger teenagers. Lots of cursing; a lot of violence (including tense games of Russian roulette, lots of bloody executions, and some torture); and one female character whose only purpose is to be topless and writhing in one of our protagonist’s beds. Ugh.

If only ‘2 Guns’ were a buddy comedy between a stoic Denzel Washington and a giddy Mark Wahlberg. But no! This movie is instead defined by an abundance of masculine posturing, from gunfights to sex scenes to car chases. It’s idiotic in its expectedness.

By Roxana Hadadi

The last time Mark Wahlberg and director Baltasar Kormákur made a movie together, it was actually kind of good! 2012’s “Contraband” was nicely gritty, and Wahlberg was fine, and the cast’s New Orleans accents were all kind of hilarious. But that same methodical, if not amazing, success is exuberantly lacking from “2 Guns,” also from Wahlberg and Kormákur and co-starring Denzel Washington. The film feels like a mish-mash of masculine elements, naked women and car chases and yes, in fact, more than two guns, and the narrative is impressively stupid. Putting in double-cross after double-cross does not make your movie good. It makes it incomprehensible.

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