The Other Guys is a great movie. However,for a detective movie,it more resembles the TV police reality show COPS rather than most other detective movies or a TV mystery series. See it at your own risk.
A thriller largely lacking in substance (due to its sometimes weak script, et al.), but Robert De Niro and Dakota Fanning give surprisingly good performances. I would never claim that it's a great movie, but it's still a highly enjoyable one.
It struck me how little the main character (played by Matt
Damon) actually does in this movie. He never makes any active
choices - when he is directing things for the CIA, he announces,
and others carry out his decisions. He is pretty blank as a
character. He does make a couple of choices with regard to his
son, though. But he also doesn't choose to deter his son beyond his vague suggestions about life in the CIA. Most other
decisions are made for him and he follows orders when he is not
giving orders. He does make the choice to turn around in the
hallway and go back to the Skull and Bones innitiation. He
chooses that life. He does what is expected of him. He has sex when he is dragged into it, he gets married when the girl getspregnant, he goes overseas when asked.
Gondry has a reputation as a gimmicky filmmaker - if you saw the half-baked Be Kind Rewind, you'd probably agree with that sentiment - but Eternal Sunshine is one of the most emotionally honest films I've ever seen. So freakin' good.