Starsky & Hutch Movie Review Summary

Actors: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson

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Starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson in the title roles, this kitschy tongue-in cheek action comedy is based on the popular 1970s cop show of the same name. Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson (Wilson) and Dave Starsky (Stiller) are a tough pair of plain-clothes cops who drive a red and white Ford Torino and solve cases with the assistance of their informant, Huggy Bear (Snoop Dogg). While investigating their latest case, the duo realize that the culprit is none other than Reese Feldman (Vince Vaughn), the criminal involved in their first bust. Starsky & Hutch also features appearance by Juliette Lewis, Will Ferrell, and Matt Walsh.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Tanya McKnight

Todd Phillips directs this comedy based on the classic 70's television series with Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson as the crime fighting duo. In the film, polar opposites David Starsky (Stiller), an uptight follow-all-the-rules cop, and Ken Hutchison (Wilson), the free-to-be break-all-the-rules one, are partnered together to catch drug dealer Reese Feldman (Vince Vaughn) who has created an undetectable, sugar-like cocaine. Starsky and Hutch try everything to trap Reese winding themselves into some comical predicaments including a cocaine induced disco dance off and the disastrous portrayal of mimes at a child's birthday party. Snoop Dogg plays Huggy Bear, the detectives' less-than-lawful informant. The movie culminates at the "Bay City Banquet" where the bumbling pair have one more chance to crack the case and catch the criminal. The era is captured remarkably well complete with heavy doses of big hair and polyester suits. Juliette Lewis and Carmen Electra also star. Even the original Starsky and Hutch, David Soul and Paul Michael Glaser, have a cameo.

The review of this Movie prepared by Fay Rose

In this comedy, based on the TV Show, two different police officers are teamed up. One of them goes strictly by the rules, the other just does what he wants. On their first case together they investigate a murder. It turns out the guy was killed by a drug dealer and that there is a big deal going down. They then try to work together to stop the dealer.
The review of this Movie prepared by Jack Bauer

Old television series adapted into feature films don't work out too well, but Starsky & Hutch does a surprisingly good job at it. Ben Stiller, and Owen Wilson team up in their first film since The Royal Tenenbaums, and they make an interesting duo. David Starsky is a by-the-book policeman, who will arrest anyone even if it's just $7 that was stolen. Ken Hutchison goes by his own rules, even if it means breaking the law. Their chief decides to team them up, and so starts their first case together. A drug dealer called Reese Feldman has created an new type of cocaine that can't be detected by dogs, and seems like ordinary sugar. With the help of snitch, Huggy Bear, they will try everything to catch, and arrest Reese. This comedy delivers many laughs, including when Starsky gets high on cocaine and a clever cameo by Will Ferrell. The costumes, and cars (especially Starsky's nice-looking Ford Torino) really look like they're from the Seventies, and I spotted many big wigs throughout the film. As for the performances, Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn give the best performances as their respective villains, while Ben Stiller does the best work out of all the heroes. This is a very funny film that recreates one of the best decades.
The review of this Movie prepared by Estefan Ellison

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Comedy or Parody about    -   cops/detectives How much humor v. drama    -   Nearly all humor

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles    -   dangerous Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing    -   licking Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing and dancing Is this movie based on a    -   TV show

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