I didn't know too much about this before going in except that it starred Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington and it was a "buddy" cop type movie. I think that helped. The banter between the two was very fun. The action scenes came fast and furious and you never got bored as the story moved along at a good pace.
The two are both trying to set each other up thinking that his partner is a criminal and not knowing that one is DEA and the other is Navel Intelligence. Once the truth comes out, let the double crosses begin. Throughout the film you are trying to figure out who is good and who is double crossing who until the very end.
Ultimately, I had a good time. It runs at 1 hour 47 minutes, so for people like me with short attention spans, you are never bored.
I give it 4 out of 5 test strips. Like almost everything these days, it is based on a graphic novel. I have never heard of the source material since I have only read a couple of graphic novels. It is a fun ride and a light journey. Nothing too heavy, but won't bode well with the Navy or CIA personnel.
Thank you Mike what a great review. I have wanted to see it. Your description gives me my Friday after movie to go see this week.