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Starsky and Hutch

Ben Stiller is David Starsky and Owen Wilson is Ken Hutchison in this remake of the 70's cop show. That was all we needed to hear when the movie came out to know that we would stop in and see the film no matter what critics had to say about it. We didn't end up reading any reviews as it turned out but caught the movie all the same the other night. Our review is as follows: "
Ben Stiller is David Starsky and Owen Wilson is Ken Hutchison in this remake of the 70's cop show."

The old movieman reported that he thought the film was hilarious due to all the seventies references but other than the soundtrack and some phrases like "Sit on it!" and a disco dance scene, we didn't really notice all that much nostalgia. Snoop Dogg plays Huggy Bear with appropriate flair and some ex playboy bunnies work themselves into the plot a couple times. Vince Vaughn and Will Ferrell complete the "Old School" feel by playing some of Bay City's criminal element.

It is not a terrible film and whether a person thinks fondly of the seventies or not there are several chuckles at the antics of Stiller and Wilson, who are basically playing the same people they were in the last movies we saw them in The Big Bounce and Along Came Polly. Nothing special definitely but worth seeing if you get a hankering to see Gran Torino's and other such vehicles race through the streets.

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