The Other Guys

2010 UR 1h 56m Blu-ray / DVD

The Other Guys

2010 UR 1h 56m Blu-ray / DVD
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While an elite pair of New York City cops nabs headlines for their amazing heroics, fellow boys in blue Allen and Terry toil in obscurity as lowly desk jockeys, until a big break finally gives them a chance to tackle real police work.
Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Michael Keaton, Steve Coogan, Ray Stevenson, Samuel L. Jackson, Dwayne Johnson, Lindsay Sloane, Natalie Zea, Rob Riggle, Damon Wayans Jr., Brett Gelman
Adam McKay
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.40:1
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service
Widescreen 2:40:1
English, French, Spanish (Neutral), Portuguese, Hindi
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, Portuguese: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service
UR - UR -
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this offbeat Will Ferrell/Mark Wahlberg comedy is an irreverent send-up of buddy cop movies that will likely appeal to older tweens but is more age-appropriate for teens. Although the tone is light and comic overall -- and it isn't quite as raunchy as previous Ferrell hits like Anchorman -- the movie does include plenty of bone-crunching, guns-a-flying action sequences. There isn't a lot of gore, but there's plenty of cartoonish violence. There's also a fair bit of strong language (including several uses of "s--t") and risque sexual innuendo/banter (including one exchange that gets pretty detailed), plus one scene involving cocaine and a drug bust.

Sexual Content

A couple exchanges some fairly detailed, raunchy sex talk, with her mother serving as go-between; plenty of risque one-liners and references. A woman practically demands sex from a character while her husband is in another room. A man ogles his work partner's wife's cleavage. Discussions about how one character was a pimp in college. Ferrell's character sings a song called "Pimps Don't Cry."


Plenty of violence, though much of it is played for laughs. Shootouts, explosions, fistfights, traffic accidents, a suicidal jumper, two men falling to their deaths. A car slams into a double-decker bus full of tourists.


Many uses of "s--t," "hell," "ass," "bitch," and "a--hole," plus occasional uses of "damn," "hell," "goddamn," and "d--k."

Social Behavior

The movie is very silly, but underneath the goofy stuff is the message that promise and heroism hide in the most surprising of personalities -- and that teamwork rules. There's also a key subplot about corruption and stealing, but they're not presented as admirable behavior.


Mentions of VO Hot Oil treatments, Febreze, Grand Theft Auto, Toyota Prius, and more. Logos/signage for Bed, Bath & Beyond, Mister Softee, USA Today, and many more.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Cops race to a drug bust and wind up running over a big bag of cocaine, which explodes and coats their car.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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