In this quirky comedy that aims to deconstruct Existentialism, Wahlberg plays a nihilistic firefighter whose life is engulfed by the magnitude of his own philosophical questions. He expresses this character convincingly and successfully translates his typical chest-thumping bravado into a man plagued by enigmas—making his performance easily the funniest part of the movie.
In Mark Wahlberg movies, the star plays a lot of roles (and don’t forget his offscreen characters). From a felonious, drugged-up Boston street tuff to an ’80s boy band front man, he did it all before becoming an actor in the best action movies and sports movies. Oh, and if that’s not enough, his title now includes things like producer and businessman, too. Here, we rank his movies from good to so-bad-they’re-good.