Monday, August 5, 2013

2 Guns

I don't know why "2 Guns." There must be two thousand in this kitchen-sink actioner co-starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg as, respectively, an undercover DEA agent and an undercover Navy intelligence officer who start out ostensibly working together as bank robbers (how'd that happen?) and end up crossing and double-crossing each other more times than Mike Shenk. A formidable cast fills in the secondary parts: Edward James Olmos as a Mexican drug kingpin, Paula Patton as Denzel's boss and on-and-off bed buddy, James Marsden as Marky Mark's commanding officer, Bill Paxton as a fiendish CIA man whose interrogation tactics are best left out of the case files. It's the sort of toy top of a movie where you eventually stop trying to follow it and just let it finish spinning . (If you had it on the tube at home, you'd never look up from whatever else you were doing.) But the leads have a nice easy rapport (paychecks this easy would make anyone wink and smile), and it's never especially bad. It's just…there.

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