good comedy about the other cops in the police department that movies don’t usually focus on. cop movies are usually either hero-based or anti-hero-based. so you have films like lethal weapon where the guys are kicking ass and taking names or you have the movies like bad lieutenant. this one is about the mundane paper pushers instead. it takes this theme and uses it throughout the film so it’s actually a good little piece of social commentary in addition to being a funny film about the less seen and less impressive cops. instead of it being about a drug cartel or terrorists, it’s about white collar crime and the theft of billions of dollars from a police pension.
social commentary aside it’s a funny film with ferrell and wahlberg playing well off each other. in step brothers ferrell was lined up with john c. reilly and that worked really well because the two have a similar type of energy. here it works because ferrell and wahlberg are opposites. script is good and class mckay/ferrell. some really off the wall humor that leaves you shaking your head wondering where they came up with this crap.Watched in theater