This is the fourth feature that Will Ferrell and writer-director Adam McKay have collaborated on, and once again they deliver laugh-out-loud if ultimately disposable comedy with mixed messages about arrested male development. Ferrell plays a milquetoast New York policeman most comfortable behind his desk, and Mark Wahlberg plays his partner, eager to redeem himself after accidentally shooting Yankees star Derek Jeter in the leg. Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson are around early in a hilarious send-up of badass cops who routinely trash the city in pursuit of criminals and whose demise becomes the ultimate expression in perverse machismo, and Michael Keaton is a stitch as an emasculated police captain moonlighting as a retail store manager. With Rob Riggle and Damon Wayans Jr.
Director: Adam McKay
Producer: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Jimmy Miller, David Householter, Chris Henchy and Kevin Messick
Cast: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Michael Keaton, Steve Coogan, Ray Stevenson, Samuel Jackson, Dwayne Johnson, Rob Riggle, Natalie Zea, Damon Wayans Jr., Bobby Cannavale, Zoe Lister-Jones, Michael Delaney, Zach Woods, Brooke Shields and Rosie Perez