2 bank robbers get away with US$40 million (S$49.9 million), much more than they expected. The twist? Neither knew the other was also an undercover agent, one from the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) and the other from Naval Intelligence.

Directed by Icelandic actor-turned-director Baltasar Kormákur (HafiðA Little Trip to Heaven), 2 Guns sees brilliant chemistry between Academy Award-winning seasoned actor Denzel Washington (American Gangster, Training Day) and action star Mark Wahlberg (Boogie Nights, The Fighter).



DEA agent Bobby Trench (Denzel Washington) is after a bank’s money as evidence to convict drug lord Papi Greco (Edward James Olmos) for money laundering, while Naval Intelligence officer Michael Stigman (Mark Wahlberg) receives orders to bump off his partner-in-crime Bobby so that his corrupted superior can use the stolen money.

When his superior, Commanding Officer Harold Quince (James Marsden), learns that Stigman had only wounded Bobby and left him alive in the desert, he ruthlessly turns to snuff out Stigman to clean up anything that can incriminate him.

But so the movie can be called 2 Guns, Stigman escapes and join forces with a reluctant Bobby, who must now track down the loot to prove that he’s innocent of the killing of his own boss for which he’s been framed.

2 Good Men

The chemistry between Washington and Wahlberg is undeniably charming even if their characters take a long time to trust and like each other. Washington’s older composed agent is an apt foil for Wahlberg who portrays the chatty fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants officer.

They complement each other well, not only with their specialized skills in firearms and hand-to-hand combat, but also with witty exchanges and jocular conversations.

Despite there being plenty of humor in the film, action fans aren’t short-changed at all. From constant flying bullets to exploding cars and aggressive helicopters, the audience can be sure to get a kick out of the macho action.

Based on a graphic novel by Boom! Studios, 2 Guns’ plot develops at a comfortable pace throughout the film – its consistency and smooth plot twists make it an enjoyable experience.

At one point during the film when various characters were introduced after the robbery, it got a little messy and may take some time for the audience to wrap their heads around the influx of characters.

Despite that, the film is still captivating with the actors’ performance.

It may not be the next iconic Rush Hour, but the spark between Washington and Wahlberg is definitely something to watch out for.

Rating: 4/5

Release Date: Sep 19

Runtime: 109 mins

Language: English

Censorship Rating: NC16 (Violence/Coarse Language)

Genre: Action / Adventure

Director: Baltasar Kormákur

Main Actors: Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton