This occasionally amusing but excessively vulgar action
comedy follows the odd-couple antics of an eccentric,
paperwork-loving police accountant (Will Ferrell) and his
frustrated perforce partner (Mark Wahlberg) - a former street
cop unwillingly desk-bound after making a high-profile
mistake - as they investigate the financial shenanigans of a
British-born banker (Steve Coogan). Director and co-writer
Adam McKay's parody of genre conventions handcuffs its
talented cast with relentlessly foul-mouthed dialogue and
tiresome bedroom jokes.
Watch out for: Considerable, though bloodless, action
violence; much sexual humor; a couple of uses of profanity;
and pervasive crude and crass language.
Rated: O; MPAA: PG-13