- Ethan’s Score : 8/10
Let me start this review with a simple warning. And this warning is that this is a sadistic, mean-spirited and somewhat disturbing comedy pegged as a big budget crowd pleaser. But keep this in mind too, it’s fricking hilarious.
Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s previous collaborations Anchorman and Talladega Nights were both rated PG-13. They were both hilarious but you couldn’t help but wonder what they would do with an R-rating. Here they are given that. And holy crap do they take such absolutely glorious advantage of it. Stars Ferrell and Reilly drop f-bombs like there’s no tomorrow and it’s funny everytime. In fact without the limitations of a more kid-friendly rating the characters and themes of the movie fully breathe.
But as stated in the beginning of this review, this is not a crowd pleasing movie by any reals means. The two main characters are complete and utter psychopaths. They’re so repulsively childish and aggressive but you can’t help but watch and laugh. I wouldn’t blame anyone for being endlessly disturbed by this movie. But still, it’s so damn funny.