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Starsky & Hutch review: This is Early 00s Cinema

Starsky & Hutch is the reason I like Todd Phillips movies. It’s a bit of a stretch, but I appreciate anyone that is willing to take paper-thin ideas and stretch them into weird new shapes. Still, I never remembered the film being a PG-13 rating. After all, I thought The Dan Band busted out some mature jams in this one. That could’ve been Old School or another Phillips movie, but it seemed fresh in my brain. Anyone under the age of 18 has no idea what I’m saying.

I’ll catch you kids up. Todd Phillips deals in dark comedy and adult situations. Starsky and Hutch was a popular crime drama on American TV. It’s popular for helping mainlining pimp culture into mainstream America. While it wasn’t The Mack or Superfly, most of your dim-witted parents could spot Huggy Bear in a line-up. This film was part of an early 00s trend of pairing up Stiller and Wilson and getting them to solicit chuckles.

It was a different time, people. Anything slightly retro with the promise of tits was enough to get your movie near or over 100 million. The iPhone hadn’t become attached to our hips and then made us super dependent on social media to dictate our social norms. Also, the promise of tits in a PG-13 movie. It makes me feel old to see Archive touching a movie from the 21st century, but time has a way with us all. Check it out.

Starsky & Hutch special features

  • Gag Reel
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Making-of Mockumentary
  • Commentary

Starsky Hutch

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