A Korean buddy comedy that relies less on goofball antics than character chemistry and well-constructed set pieces, “Two Guys” pairs young dim-bulb actor Cha Tae-hyeon (“My Sassy Girl”) and more experienced older thesp Park Jung-hun (“Two Cops,” “Nowhere to Hide”) to surprisingly engaging effect. Yarn about two opposites who end up turning the tables on their various pursuers is a natural audience-pleaser for Asian-friendly events.
Less-than-professional debt collector Park Jung-tae (Park) is sent to put the squeeze on penniless valet parker Hun (Cha) and ends up with him in a car owned by a gay Western spy with a stolen high-tech prize. Chased by various heavies, plus the South Korean secret service, the duo finally team with a beautiful crook (Han Eun-jeong) to outwit all parties in a clever handover in Seoul’s subway. Action sequences (within an apartment, atop a building, in a bath house) are skillfully choreographed for both character and laughs, and Park’s fake-cool demeanor provides welcome relief from Cha’s trademark mugging. Tech credits are proficient, but with no special style or look.