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Parents' Guide to

2 Guns

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Violence, nudity in entertaining-but-cliched action comedy.

Movie R 2013 109 minutes
2 Guns Movie Poster: Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg stand back to back, pointing guns out of the frame

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

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Based on 8 parent reviews

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age 16+

Good action movie with a content warning

It was an enjoyable film but it has a lot of language, violence, and a gratuitous scene or female nudity - the scene opens with a closeup if her bare breasts fill up the whole screen in full detail. She then walks around in nothing but a thong.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8 ):
Kids say (10 ):

Kormákur knows how to direct an '80s-style buddy action comedy full of bullets and explosions, and were the screenplay tighter, this could have kicked off a franchise in the vein of Lethal Weapon. Washington and Wahlberg are masters of the odd-couple buddy cliché at this point in their careers, and the movie is the most watchable when they're riffing off of each other: Washington's Bobby is a stubborn one-man island who doesn't love anyone more than his job, and Wahlberg's Stig is an optimistic hothead who winks at waitresses and takes loyalty seriously.

The comedy parts of the story work well; one of the funniest jokes in the movie is when Stig tells Olmos' Papi that he looks "like the Mexican Albert Einstein." But the action plot gets a bit bogged down in all the twists and stereotypes: the double-crossing supervisor, the jilted ex-girlfriend, the climactic Mexican standoff. Still, despite its predictability, 2 GUNS is fun to watch because of its talented stars, who look like they're having the time of their lives, even when they're covered in blood and dirt. Far from perfect, the movie is still an entertaining piece of popcorn fare.

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