Rolling Stone - 03/18/2004
"[Stiller acts] with the comic intensity of an actor fulfilling a lifelong dream..."
New York Times - 03/05/2004
"STARSKY AND HUTCH has a crafty, can-you-dig-it' spirit, derived from his affection for the 1970's and the original television cop series."
USA Today - 03/05/2004
"[The actors] have infectious chemistry here."
Entertainment Weekly - 03/12/2004
"Todd Phillips, who started out making creepy documentaries, has become a canny repackager of yesterday's shlock..."
Box Office - 04/01/2004
"It's a kitschy confluence of references and nostalgic in-jokes all but guaranteed to make faithful fans simply cackle with delight."
Total Film - 04/01/2004
"[T]here are a dozen moments to applaud, thanks to Wilson and Stiller."
Uncut - 08/01/2004
"There are some canny gags and clever pastiches of buddy-movie cliches..."
Coming off the heels of his hilarious college romp OLD SCHOOL, director Todd Phillips returns with a film that mocks the television cop dramas of the 1970s. Based on the crime-fighting television series of the same name, STARSKY & HUTCH follows the exploits of two west coast detectives. David Starsky (Ben Stiller) is a by-the-books officer who would like nothing more than to expose his partner Hutch's bouts of inconsistency. Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson (Owen Wilson) is a far more open-minded spirit with a tendency for meandering. Added to the mix is the world's coolest informant, Huggy Bear (Snoop Dogg), who wears an endless parade of stylish outfits. Starsky and Hutch's rival is the charming yet brutal Reese Feldman (Vince Vaughn), a maniacal drug lord with an absurd moustache who is prone to dramatic outbursts. Phillips uses freeze frames and slow-motion to up the comic ante, while Stiller and Wilson prove that they are a truly compatible duo, and, finally, Will Ferrell makes yet another scene-stealing cameo--all factors that ensure a long shelf life for this raucous spoof.
Description by Warner Home Video:
In Starsky & Hutch, the origins of the charismatic crime-fighting duo David Starsky and Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson are explored when these undercover Bay City detectives are partnered for their very first assignment. Ben Stiller plays the tightly wound Detective David Starsky who is thrown together with Owen Wilson's easygoing Detective Ken Hutchinson on a high-stakes case. Platinum-selling rapper and actor Snoop Dogg plays their savvy street informant Huggy Bear. Vince Vaughn also joins the cast as Reese Feldman, a smooth-talking entrepreneur with an eye towards the future.
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