This is a buddy-cop movie with a twist and that twist is that they aren't really buddies. They're both undercover agents going up against the Mexican drug cartel, but each thinks the other is a run-of-the-mill gangster.
SPOILER ALERT: There are more than two guns in this movie — in fact, there are many guns and they kill people and animals.
If you can handle the violence, you'll most likely enjoy this movie.
Jocelyn Novachek of the Associated Press said, "For each amusing exchange, there's a gratuitous scene that dampens the proceedings. One of the worst involves the torture of chickens."
Stephanie Zacharek of the Village Voice said, "All you need for a movie are two guys and two guns. Unless that movie is 2 Guns, in which case you probably need a good deal more."
Mary F. Poles of Time magazine said, "They're cute together, these two big stars, but the film around them, a sort of Tarantino lite, is desperately empty."
You can read my full review here.
This is a movie for small kids, as the story doesn't make a lot of sense for an adult. It's fantastical but in a way that is too convenient to be a fully engaging.
Hank Azaria really stands out, however, as the evil Gargamel. This seasoned actor brings chutzpah and intensity to this classic comic-book villain in a way that few humans can do.
The saving grace of this movie is that it's set in Paris and we did enjoy taking in the sights. Glee actress Jayma Mays interprets Audrey Hepburn as she struts on the Plaza Athénée with gleeful delight.
Yes, your kids will enjoy Smurfs 2. You, probably not so much.
Claudia Puig of USA Today said, "This insipid, and sometimes awkward, blend of animation, computer generation and live action wastes a ton of talent and lacks a true sense of whimsy."
Kristin Tillotson of the Minneapolis Star Tribune said, “Will kids like The Smurfs 2 at least as much as the first one? Answer: Is a Smurf's butt blue?”
Cathy Jakicic of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said, “Anyone who has seen NPH host the Tonys or the Emmys may wonder if there is nothing the actor can't do. Well, he can't make his thankless role as straight man to tiny blue cartoons work."
You can check out my full review here:
The SheKnows movie winner of the week is 2 Guns for its hunky lead actors and the awesome chemistry.
And you'll see personalized content just for you whenever you click the My Feed .
SheKnows is making some changes!