If only the story in the Denzel Washington/Mark Wahlberg buddy actioner 2 Guns
were as strong as the banter, then perhaps prolific Icelandic director Baltasar Kormakur’s second foray into Hollywood shoot-’em-up cinema would feel like something more than an instantly forgettable pastiche of action cliches. Just last year, Kormakur displayed a keen eye for character and style with Contraband
, an exciting crime thriller that spread out the action across the U.S. and Panama. Here, the story not only feels more constrained (it all takes place within a few miles north and south of the Mexico border), but more convoluted as well, aimlessly jumping back and for...