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2 Guns (2013)

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Two hardened criminals get into trouble with the US border patrol after meeting with a Mexican drug lord, and then revelations start to unfold.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bobby
... Stig
... Deb
... Papi Greco
... Earl
... Jessup
... Quince
... Chief Lucas
... Admiral Tuwey
... Dr. Ken
... Ferret Nose Julio
... Rudy (Papi's Men)
... Teemo (as Kyle Russell Clements)
... Thick (as Matthew Cook)
... Lean (as Timothy Bell)
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Robert Trench, an undercover DEA agent, takes advantage of gunman Michael Stigman's idea to rob a bank to bust him and a mob boss. However, it proves too successful with much more money seized than anticipated with Trench's forces not stopping the getaway. Complicating things still more, Stigman turns out to be a Naval Intelligence agent who shoots Trench and takes the money. The interservice debacle suddenly finds Trench and Stigman in a bloody web of corrupt clandestine rivalries as they are hunted, blackmailed and isolated for the money on both sides of the law. Now, the fugitives must work together to find a way out of this situation with no one to turn to but themselves. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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2 Guns, 1 Bank.


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Rated R for violence throughout, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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2 August 2013 (USA)  »

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Two Guns  »

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Budget:

$61,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,059,130, 4 August 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$75,612,460

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$131,940,411
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Mark Walhberg also played a U.S Navy SEAL in the film Lone Survivor. See more »

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When Earl is playing Russian Roulette with Bobby, the ammunition changes positions on the table. See more »

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[first lines]
Stig: Hi.
Waitress Maggie: Hi.
Stig: How many?
Waitress Maggie: two.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: 2 Guns (2013) See more »

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Entertaining and Twisty
25 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

Bobby (Beans) Trench (Denzel Washington) and Stigman (Mark Wahlberg) work together to rob a bank where they know drug lord Papi (Edward James Olmos) keeps his money, but each doesn't know the other is a lawman trying to take Papi down. However, instead of the $3-million they expect from Papi's money, they take out about $43-million. Now, they are confused. Whose money is this?

And, from here things get twisty after Stig learns that Bobby Beans is a DEA agent and shoots Bobby and takes off with the money. And also, it is here that the story hinges on the $43-million and brings out other players from the woodwork.

We are not sure if Bobby Beans and/or Stig are really good guys or bad guys and it takes a long while for us to know which is which. This holds us because we want each one to be a good guy.

The interplay between the Washington and Wahlberg characters is good, but I found it and some of their snappy lines "forced" at times.

However, this is entertaining mostly because of the pacing, very good stunts and the twists around every corner. Just when you think things would get somewhat better, another twist comes into play to make matters worse. Other players like Bill Paxton as Earl, Paula Patton as Deb and James Marsden as Commander Quince aka Harvey contribute to the complications big time. (7/10)

Violence: Yes. Sex: No. Nudity: Yes, briefly. Language: Yes, at times.


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