Judging from the trailers, “2 Guns” seems like the typical movie Hollywood lets loose in the dog days between July’s blockbuster season and September’s launch of the Oscar race. Take a couple of big-name stars looking for an easy paycheck, put them up against disposable bad guys who never learned to hit a target, toss in some explosives, roll credits, count cash.
Yet “2 Guns” is better than its ad campaign or release date might suggest. Peppered with solid performances, a handful of funny lines, and an energetic style that distracts from the contrived, convoluted plot, “2 Guns” — based on a series of graphic novels by Stephen Grant — is surprisingly entertaining.
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