’2 Guns’ Trailer: Denzel Washington & Mark Wahlberg Are On the Run

Published 2 years ago by , Updated July 18th, 2013 at 9:40 am,

In the buddy cop/twisty crime thriller 2 Guns, a pair of bank robbers turn out to be officers of the DEA and Naval Intelligence – unfortunately, neither one knows the other is an undercover agent. When the rivals discover the mix-up, they also find out that the “big heist” that exposed their cover was a set-up designed to sow inter-agency strife. Now they have to team back up to figure out who’s really pulling the strings and how to avoid getting caught in the crossfire.

2 Guns is directed by Baltasar Kormákur (Contraband) from the Boom Studios-published comic book by Steven Grant. Denzel Washington (Flight) and Mark Wahlberg (Transformers 4) headline a cast that also includes James Marsden (30 Rock), Bill Paxton (Haywire), and Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica).

You can check out the film’s poster below:


2 Guns Poster 280x170 2 Guns Trailer: Denzel Washington & Mark Wahlberg Are On the Run

The lengthy first trailer for 2 Guns seemingly falls into the “tells the entire movie” category, up to and including plot points that might have come as genuine twists in the film itself. Naturally, even a three-minute trailer isn’t enough to spoil an entire feature film – but this one seems to tick off the structure of the movie beat by beat.

All this said, the preview indicates a good comic rapport between Washington and Wahlberg. In addition, the usual buddy-cop hijinks seem to be laced with a genuine undercurrent of suspicion and possible backstabbing, which helps undercut 2 Guns‘ fairly clichéd initial premise. For all we know, Wahlberg and Washinton could end up one of this year’s best onscreen team-ups.


2 Guns will barge into theaters on August 2nd, 2013.

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  1. TOTALLY the buddy version of Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

  2. Mark Walhberg and denzel washington finally in a movie together!! this looks pretty good except the trailer showed a lot already >.>

    • ^ fyi the guy above me is a troll this was not me

  3. Enough Wahlberg, please. So overrated and I’m just kinda tired of the guy. I’m surprised he doesn’t have a Boston accent in this.

  4. Looks pretty freaking good!

  5. I just saw the whole movie

  6. Jesus they didn’t leave much out of that did they?!

    Ive said this before, Denzel has kind of peaked with his career, he’s played every role, done every genre, he just seems bored now, he should just retired or be a bit more meticulous with his film choices!

    Looks rather meh and the humour seems forced, will wait for the DVD

    • He hasn’t played the president yet.

      • He doesn’t need to, what kind of president would be play?

        Denzel is a force of nature, he wouldn’t need advice or guidance, he would be more of a dictator, King Kong ain’t got shiiiiit on him!

  7. Looks good but way to much revealed in the trailer.

  8. Are 3 minute long trailers going to start becoming the norm now? First Fast and Furious 6 did it and now this. 2 Guns looks fun but I agree too much was shown in the trailer. Anyone else interested in seeing a trailer for another obscure comic book that releases this summer R.I.P.D? It’s directed by the same guy who directed RED so I’m already sold

  9. I just saw the whole movie as the ADHD cut. It was awesome! I wouldn’t mind watching it again as the extended cut that is the theatrical version.

  10. The comment made about “inter-agency strife” and that “team back up” thingy could combine to form the other shoe waiting to drop — maybe.

    Given this, we have seen in the three-minute trailer the essence of the show’s first act and half of the second, which means the 3rd Act would have to pay off with some kind of over-the-top denouement in order to justify anyone’s willingness to buy a ticket and a box of popcorn.

    Still, when you spend so much time watching the same premise with a different title over and over again…what’s here really to complain about?

    • That “troll” thing mentioned below is not being directed at yours truly. Just for the record….