2 Guns

Published December 14, 2013

2 Guns

Film info

  • Title 2 Guns
  • Director Baltasar Kormákur
  • Year 2013
  • Run time 1hr 49m
  • Genres Comedy, Crime, Action
  • Tagline 2 guns, 1 bank

Denzel Washington (Safe House) and Mark Wahlberg (Contraband) lead an all-star cast in 2 Guns, an explosive action film that tracks two operatives from competing bureaus who are forced on the run together. But there is a big problem with their unexpected partnership: Neither knows that the other is an undercover federal agent.

Fast Facts

Title: 2 Guns Director: Baltasar Kormákur Year: 2013 Run time: 1 hr 49 mins

Background Info

Saw the trailer for this a while back, and knew it was going to be high up on our To Watch list. Marky Mark and Denzel in the same film at the same time, doing a mismatched duo thing? Sign me up and then some!

Live Blog

1:31 - Denzel and Marky Mark. This can only be good. 6:31 - Eww, so he really was sitting there. Of a fashion. 10:40 - Marky Mark less attractive when he’s killing chickens. 16:57 - “I really meant to love you.” 28:57 - That’s got to be a low point, being shot and left out in the desert. 31:39 - I can’t be sure but I think their names are Bobby Beans and Stig. That’s a kid’s TV show, right there. 34:23 - Jeez, the Navy has gone rogue. 40:04 - Russian Roulette is the worst. 40:37 - Also, the poor innocent people are really not doing well so far. 42:39 - “So shoot me… again.” 55:55 - They’re awesome fighters, but not each other! 59:43 - Loving the motion-sensor lights. Kinda takes the threatening edge off. 1:05:37 - Aaand, we’re back with the chickens. 1:08:56 - It’s fun that he keeps saying 43.125 million. So specific. 1:13:10 - “You know, for a car thief, you sure are particular.” 1:24:12 - Never thought I’d say this but locking himself in the fridge was genius. 1:28:10 - I think there is a code. 1:32:42 - I don’t get how this guy can be CIA. He’s so non-Hollywood CIA-ish. 1:35:07 - Exploding money is much like the Crystal Dome. 1:40:15 - It’s amazing how many diners are opposite banks, really.


A really good adventure, and a fascinating partnership between the two main guys. It wasn’t a top five sort of film, but I still really enjoyed it. I guess there were a few too many factions, and we’ve established that I struggle when there are too many sides to a story! The beginning also confused me, with the slight jump back in time, for a minute I was worried it was going to go all Memento, but it didn’t. Overall, very enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours.

Rating: 4/5

Rating: 4 / 5

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