Starsky and Hutch

Theatrical Release: March 5, 2004
Starsky and Hutch


Match up two cops — one honest and naive and the other a smart-aleck, rule-breaker — and you get Starsky and Hutch, the odd couple of the 70s, transported from television to your neighborhood theater in this action comedy. And with them come the retro styles, big hairdos and disco music. David Starsky (Ben Stiller), with his spiffy red and white Ford Torino and by-the-book, humorless style, is the brunt of the Bay City Police Department’s jokes. Ken “Hutch” Hutchinson (Owen Wilson) hangs out with lowlifes and looks for ways to pocket extra cash. His best friend is Huggy Bear (Snoop Dogg), a flamboyant police informant who has an entourage of bodyguards, drug dealers and prostitutes. The two undercover cops are teamed up by the police chief because nobody wants to be a partner to either of them. They stumble into a murder investigation that points to drug lord Reese Feldman (Vince Vaughn), and the two learn to adapt to each other as they face enemies in high places.

Dove Review

Action scenes include wild car chases, explosions, shootings and a few fisticuffs, but there’s no gore, although a drug lord shoots a gang member point blank. The film’s greatest crime is its attempt to portray as comical things that aren’t funny: a young boy throwing kitchen knives at police and stabbing them in the back and legs, suggestive moves by Starsky turning on a perverted inmate (Will Ferrell), and a lighthearted and humorous use of drugs. There is also same-sex kissing and much crude humor, including many obscenities and several profanities. Drugs, sex and foul language are used to entertain, causing Dove to not be able to award the Dove Seal to Starsky and Hutch .

Content Description


Company: Warner Brothers
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 90 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Movie Morality Ministries - Mary Draughon