Starsky & Hutch

Starsky & Hutch

Todd Phillips (2004)

96min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
By cleverly respecting his source material and skewering some much-loved clichés, co-writer/director Todd Phillips (Old School, The Hangover) nails this big-screen version of TV cop show Starsky and Hutch. The casting of Ben Stiller as by-the-book David Starsky and Owen Wilson as laid-back chancer Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson couldn't be better. Both are clearly having enormous fun in this entertaining buddy movie that neatly captures the 1970s film-making style and adds some hilarious homoeroticism to their relationship. Grudgingly paired up, the mismatched detectives learn to rely on each other while bringing a drugs lord (Vince Vaughn) to justice for peddling a cocaine variant that even sniffer dogs can't detect. Rap star Snoop Dogg delivers a great Huggy Bear and Will Ferrell is sidesplitting in a cameo as a dragon-obsessed convict. But it's Phillips's eye for the disco decade's details and the show's kitsch iconography that ensures a good time is had by old fans and newcomers alike.

Summary

Two mismatched detectives are forced to work together for the first time to track down a crime kingpin who has introduced a new, undetectable narcotic to the streets - but they struggle to get along. Comedy spoofing the 1970s cop show, starring Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Snoop Dogg, Vince Vaughn and Juliette Lewis.

Cast & Crew

David Starsky Ben Stiller
Ken `Hutch' Hutchinson Owen Wilson
Huggy Bear Snoop Dogg
Reese Feldman Vince Vaughn
Kitty Juliette Lewis
Capt Doby Fred Williamson
Staci Carmen Electra
Big Earl Will Ferrell
Director Todd Phillips
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Buena VistaGuidance: Violence, swearing and drug abuse.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Comedy