Two criminals decide to carry out a bank robbery together, neither knowing that the other is an under cover operative, one for the DEA and the other for the US Navy. They carry out the robbery expecting to recover $3 million belonging to a drug lord, but instead get $43.125 million. They lose the money, and are forced, against their wishes, to co-operate to attempt to get it back. Meanwhile the shadowy owners of the cash have sent out a violent enforcer to recover it.
The bank robbery takes place, the two guys drive about a bit in a very cool Dodge Charger and more or less continuously bicker when they are together and separately have to deal with their respective organisations. There is torture and at various points extended gun fights involving hand guns, machine guns, sniper rifles and a helicopter gun ship. There is extreme violence, some drinking and a bit of female nudity but no sex.
|A View||This movie was billed as a comedy, which I have a bit of a problems with since so many people are killed, mostly quite violently and graphically. But that said it was ingeniously presented and the stars do well. Rotten Tomatoes quite liked it, Roger Ebert gave it three stars and, at the bottom of the pile, I quite enjoyed it. So a watch if you can accept the level of violence.|
|Duration||1h 49m||Rating (UK)||15|
|Source of story||Apparently based on a Boom! Studios graphic novel by Steven Grant.|
|Starring||Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton, Edward James Olmos, Bill Paxton, James Marsden, Fred Ward|
|Additional Info||Estimated to have cost $61 million this movie has made money.|