2 Guns Tuesday, 07 April 2020

2 Guns

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong violence.

  • The pitch:

    Double the guns, double the fun.

  • Starring:

    Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton, Bill Paxton, Fred Ward, James Marsden, Edward James Olmos, Robert John Burke, Greg Sproles, Patrick Fischler

  • Directed by:

    Baltasar Kormákur

  • Running time:

    109 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)


    People are shot (close-range, mid-range and long-range with handguns, sniper rifles, submachine guns, machine guns, assault rifles), shot at, punched, hit, stabbed, head-butted, pistol-whipped, hit by a car, beaten, pursued, threatened, hit by objects, wrestled, kidnapped, bound, hung upside-down, near-gored. Handguns, rifles pointed in threat. Smoke canister thrown, reckless driving, vehicle collisions. Animals are shot, shot at, buried to their necks. Helicopter crash, bank robbery, Russian roulette, Mexican stand-off, arson, explosions, stolen money, stolen vehicles, broken mirror. Objects shot, property damage. Tax evasion, waterboarding, gutting mentioned. Screaming. Blood/gore: Decapitated head. Blood, flesh splatter. Bloody bullet wound, objects piercing flesh, wound-cleaning, bandage, bloody gauze. Corpses (human and animal).


    Mistress, infidelity mentioned. Sexual banter, innuendo. Shirtless man, topless woman. Woman in skimpy nightwear, woman in lingerie. A woman undresses. Cleavage.


    Buying cocaine, drug-dealing discussed. Drug money. Illegal trade of ketamine, Special K mentioned. Prescription painkillers consumed. Alcohol (wine, spirits). Smoking (cigar).


    F-words, a-words, s-words, derogatory terms for women, slang for genitalia. Name-calling. Cultural stereotypes. Anti-Muslim reference. Religious references and explanations. Overweight joke.


    Undercover operatives, DEA, Naval intelligence, CIA, drug dealing, drug lords, infiltration, bank robberies, trust, betrayal, military, respect, dirty cops, relationships, partners, payback.


    Remote desert, watch-house settings. Horses, bulls, flies, chickens, coyote, dogs (caged). Helicopter, clown mask, horror mask. Roasting meat on spit, animal carcasses tied to car. Chicken eaten, pig mentioned. Spitting, vomit, urination. Brief Spanish language (subtitled). Based on series of graphic novels.


    Charismatic, cool, energetic. Some funny dialogue and wisecracks. Well-staged violence. Climactic finalé. Great pairing of Washington and Wahlberg. Good supporting cast and set pieces.


    Clichéd, violent, outlandish, formulaic. Convoluted plot. Brutal animal cruelty scene.

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