Starsky & Hutch (2004)


“If this sh*t wasn’t illegal guys, we’d be up for the Nobel Prize. ” – Reese Feldman

Number of Times Seen – Twice (25 Jul 2004 and 2 Feb 2021)

Brief Synopsis – Two mismatched cops must work together in order to stop a drug smuggler.

My Take on it – Silly, yet fun action comedy crime film.

Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson have amazing chemistry together in anything that they do and this film shows it so well.

Vince Vaughn is also fun here as the villain even if it all comes across a bit too cartoonish.

The movie might have been much better as a serious action film because the comic bits drag things down far too much.

The action scenes are enjoyable to watch and help establish the city along with the personalities of the characters along the way.

The plot itself is far too silly for its own good and isn’t as powerful as one might have hoped for.

The film had lots more potential that is realized here and I loved the way that they show the passing of the baton to this new generation.

Unfortunately, this film didn’t do well enough to help establish a real franchise which is a shame because the original TV show helped establish that there is what to work with when dealing with these characters and the environment that they find themselves in.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – When filming the yacht scenes with Vince Vaughn, Todd Phillips became very seasick and mentioned that he hated boats. When asked why he included one in his screenplay, he vowed never to write or shoot a scene on boats again. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)

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