Check out six clips from “Contraband” director Baltasar Kormakur’s “2 Guns”. My guess is, your level of enjoyment with the film will depend almost entirely on how much you’re willing to forgive its familiarity. You know, the whole buddy cop routine. They first hate each other, then come to respect each other, all that good stuff.
On the plus side, Denzel Washington looks his wicked smooth self (which is always a selling point for me), and Mark Wahlberg looks goofy as hell.
For the past 12 months, DEA agent Bobby Trench (Washington) and U.S. naval intelligence officer Marcus Stigman (Wahlberg) have been reluctantly attached at the hip. Working undercover as members of a narcotics syndicate, each man distrusts his partner as much as the criminals they have both been tasked to take down. When their attempt to infiltrate a Mexican drug cartel and recover millions goes haywire, Trench and Stigman are suddenly disavowed by their superiors. Now that everyone wants them in jail or in the ground, the only person they can count on is the other. Unfortunately for their pursuers, when good guys spend years pretending to be bad, they pick up a few tricks along the way.
Starring Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton, Bill Paxton, James Marsden, Fred Ward, and Edward James Olmos.
Stealing and shooting this August 2, 2013.