Stuber (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

Stuber (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Stuber has a nice central idea – a temporally blinded cop being driven by an Uber driver called Stu whilst investigating a case – but be it the poor chemistry between the two leads or the pretty pedestrian script, the film fails to deliver.  Even the usually reliable Kumail Nanjiani seems to be phoning it in and Dave Bautista never seems that comfortable with the role.  It has a few nice moments and rustled up a couple or laughs but overall in a year packed with some pretty entertaining films, Stuber just doesn’t grab you. Shame.

Best Bit: The first fight

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Collateral, Let’s Be Cops, 48 Hours

 


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Blog: Daddy’s Home – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Okay this shouldn’t work.  A cheap feeling lowest common denominator comedy starring I still don’t get him Will Ferrell and really, in a comedy? Mark Wahlberg.  Yet oddly (and purely down to the chemistry between the leads) this, mostly does work. Okay it’s far from the sparkling wit of a Woody Allen film but this film has charms and laugh a plenty and there are far worse ways to spend an hour and a half.  Enjoyed it a lot.

Best Bit: The Bike

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Neighbours, Get Hard, Lets Be Cops

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Blog: Let’s Be Cops – A Quick Capsule Review

Blog: Let’s Be Cops – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Er… Let’s Not? Look the trailer was funny enough, well enough to convince me to give this a go despite the generally scathing reviews.  Add to the fact I quite like Wayans & Johnson from their roles on New Girl… well it couldn’t be that bad could it? Actually it’s not THAT bad. It’s also not that good either.  The film has it’s moments but the joke (and the jokes for that matter) run thin within 4o minutes and sadly the film has well over an hour to go at that point.  In short: It’s a good idea for a TV show episode, a bad idea for a movie. Wayans & Johnson DO have charisma but you’re better off sticking to New Girl.

Best Bit: The first time the guys suit up is pretty funny.  By this film’s standards.

Buy, Rent, Stream, Borrow: Borrow

If You Liked this Try: 21 Jump Street, 22 Jump Street, Neighbours

 

Author: Phil Hobden