With so many films coming out in theatres and streaming, it’s hard to get to everything when it’s released. So here’s our rapid-fire review of Murder Mystery.


DIRECTED BY:Kyle Newacheck
WRITTEN BY: James Vanderbilt
STARRING: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston and Luke Evans

SYNOPSIS: A New York cop and his wife go on a European vacation to reinvigorate the spark in their marriage, but end up getting framed and on the run for the death of an elderly billionaire. (IMDB)


FULL REVIEW: CONTAINS SPOILERS


VERDICT

Murder Mystery is a fun, familiar crime comedy that makes a farce of the whodunnit genre. The film is by no means original as it borrows ideas from the more successful stories in the genre while being filled with outlandish characters and plot devices. Thankfully, this is all done in good fun as the unoriginality is used as a means to mock the serious topics at the core of its story. This paired with some great locations, hilarious comedic situations and some surprisingly funny and layered performances make for an entertaining couch-bound comedy.  This film could’ve been another run of the mill Netflix comedy, but manages to bring enough rewatchability to the table.

★★★★★★★☆☆☆ 7/10 – Consider

What did you think of Murder Mystery? Let me know in the comments!

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