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Starsky & Hutch
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Starring: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Snoop Dogg, Carmen Electra, Amy Smart
MPAA Rated: PG-13
Released By: Warner Bros.
Web Site: starskyandhutchmovie.com
Kiddie Movie: There's some drugs, slight nudity, and some violence.  You make the call.
Date Movie: If she likes a good comedy.
Gratuitous Sex: Not really gratuitous, but Hutch is one lucky dude!
Gratuitous Violence: You don't really see the horse get shot, maybe it just had some bad hay.
Action: Lots of chasing.
Laughs: Lots of them.
Memorable Scene: I'd have to say when Starsky and Hutch have are interviewing the naked dudette.
Memorable Quote: Too many to list.
Directed By: Todd Phillips
Produced By: William Blinn, Stuart Cronfeld, Akiva Goldsman, Tony Ludwig, Alan Riche

Starsky & Hutch
A Movie Review

MPAA Rated - PG-13

It's 1:37 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
Sometimesí you get exactly what you expect in a movie, and sometimes you donít. For "Starsky & Hutch" you get exactly what you expect, especially with the likes of Ben Stiller playing Starsky and Owen Wilson playing Hutch. Thatís good enough, but adding the likes of Vince Vaughn as the bad guy Reese Feldman, Amy Smart and Carmen Electra as a couple of cheerleaders, Will Farrell as the creepy Big Earl, and Snoop Dogg as Huggy Bear well, you get a great dude comedy that hip dudettes might find funny as well.

As far as the story goes, Starsky is the straight-laced cop, trying to do things by the book, but still getting in trouble and not able to hold a partner. Hutch is the cop who is a little off-kilter, pulling a side job robbing bookies now and then, and generally nonchalant. Their boss decides they are perfect for each other, and perfect they are. The stumble upon some news with the help of Huggy Bear that a big cocaine sale is going down soon, and slowly start to put the pieces together. All the while hilarity ensues as our heroes get in trouble with the department, pick up a couple of cheerleaders, shoot a horse, and speed around in one of the coolest TV cars out there, the Gran Torino.

Really, thatís all you need to know about the plot because itís not essential for this to be a good movie. What is essential for this movie is for the conflicting personalities of Starsky and Hutch to work, which they do, for there to be some good-looking dudettes making out, which there are, for the bad guy to be overly arrogant, which he is, and for the movie just to be fun, which it is. Stiller plays the good guy as well as he played it in "Meet the Parents," and Wilson is great as Hutch, bringing his goofiness in great contrast to Starsky. Snoop Dogg pretty much plays himself, which is perfect for his place as Huggy Bear, and Vince Vaughn is great as the stereotypical comedic drug lord. And Iíll tell you what, Amy Smart (whom I'm a big fan of her body of work) and Carmen Electra arenít too bad to look at either.

This movie wonít win any Academy Awards, and Iíll be probably wonít even be nominated, but it is entertaining in the way you want it. Thereís a little bit of something for everyone, although I would have rather had it rated R so they could show some quality nudity. Even so, the nude scene in it is very funny.

For "Starsky & Hutch" Iím giving it 4 stars out of 4. You get what you pay for, and thereís even a little homage to the original Starsky and original Hutch which is pretty funny.

Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!

 

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