Murder Mystery (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

Murder Mystery (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
A direct to Netflix Adam Sandler comedy? The Ridiculous 6, The Do-Over and many others show that this relationship between Sandler and the streaming giant rarely mines gold.  But Murder Mystery is actually alright.  Okay that may sound like damning with faint praise right but actually I laughed, I was engaged and at just over 90 minutes the film doesn’t outstay it’s welcome.  The support cast are good (Walliams & Stamp are having fun in their limited roles) and the film flies from from one set up to the next.  So if you want a great comedy on Netflix there’s loads to choose from but once you’ve watched them you can do much worse than Murder Mystery.  Like The Ridiculous 6 for example…

Best Bit: Bedroom Escape

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Knives Out, Clue, The Longest Yard 

 


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Uncut Gems (2020) – A Quick Capsule Review

Uncut Gems (2020) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Uncut Gems is not an easy film to watch.  It’s exhausting – a two hour plus film that runs at 100 metre sprint pace… a wall of sound and noise, of shouting and aggression, of violence and people.  But it’s a bloody good one.  Sandler delivers a performance that reminds you that not only can he act (and is far better than the dross Netflix has him starring in) but in fact given the right material he could hold his own with anyone.  in fact, as the story unfolds, Sandler creates a character you oddly sympathise with him even though he is as far from likeable as you can get. It’s pretty criminal that he was snubbed at the Oscars (as was the film and directors the Safdie’s).  Outside Sandler the film is still just as good – from its direction to its support cast and phenomenal score.  Sure Uncut Gems won’t be for everyone but if you want a film that pushes your sense to the limit, that’s unlike anything I’ve seen in years then Uncut Gem is for you.

Best Bit: THAT ending

Cinema, Stream, Avoid: Cinema

If You Liked this Try: The King Of New York, Good Time, Punch Drunk Love

 


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