Metacritic Movie Ratings
2 Guns Reviews

3.0

55

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyChris Nashawaty

    2 Guns is a much-needed reminder that the best summer surprises can come when you least expect them.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    ReelViewsJames Berardinelli

    The movie is loud, fun, quick moving, and features some nice acting turns.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRichard Roeper

    With a sharp and funny if sometimes convoluted script by Blake Masters and slick, pulpy direction from Baltasar Kormakur, and of course that first-rate cast, 2 Guns rises above standard action fare.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    VarietyScott Foundas

    Kormakur shows he knows his way around an action movie better than most, keeping the pace quick, the banter lively and the old-school, mostly CGI-free thrills delivering right on schedule.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterJohn DeFore

    The picture survives its excesses thanks to winning chemistry between stars Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, who animate banter-heavy dialogue and click so well one wonders why they haven't shared the screen before.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago TribuneMichael Phillips

    The actors — including Patton as Bobby's DEA colleague and sometime fling — cannot act what is not there. But with Washington, Wahlberg, Olmos and Paxton around jockeying for dominance, the standoffs have their moments.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Village VoiceStephanie Zacharek

    This is a here today, gone tomorrow trifle, albeit one with lots of gunplay. In midsummer, that may be enough, but it's still a shame that 2 Guns shoots so many blanks.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    By its conclusion the story has worked so hard to be twisting and clever that it runs out of steam and becomes outlandish, marked by a surplus of violence — too often casual and gratuitous — for what essentially is a buddy cop movie.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    When does banter turn to blather? In the case of this action adventure, which was directed by Baltasar Kormákur, it's when you realize that keeping track of the barely fathomable plot isn't worth the bother.

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