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When a mild-mannered Uber driver named Stu picks up a passenger who turns out to be a cop hot on the trail of a brutal killer, he's thrust into a harrowing ordeal where he desperately tries to hold onto his wits, his life and his five-star rating.
Action Comedy - This is a violent and sometimes raunchy buddy action comedy that will please fans of the two leads, Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista. Mira Sorvino and Karen Gillan only have very small supporting roles. Constant language, bloody violence, and some raunchy humor makes the film not for kids.
PROFANITY: Well over 30 F-words; over 30 S-words; 8 GD's; many others. SEX/NUDITY: Brief non-sexual nudity; sexy dancing. VIOLENCE: Fights, bloody shootings and killings. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol. ACTION: Fights, shootouts, chases. COMEDY: Constant banter, wisecracks, and physical gags, sometimes suggestive.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Average Stuber is as bland and generic a mismatched buddy action-comedy as you're likely to find. The screenplay, credited to Tripper Clancy (no relation to Tom), is less a fully formed story than a series of checked boxes. Movies of this sort normally head direct to the oblivion of video on demand...
Roger EbertFull Review Average The only thing worse than hot garbage is elaborately lukewarm mediocrity, and for too much of its running time, the new comedy "Stuber” is just that. So how does the movie earn the two stars I'm giving it? Kumail Nanjiani and, yes, Dave Bautista.
NY PostFull Review Above Average "Stuber” is less interested in the artfulness of fight scenes than in getting the plot where it needs to go. Still, the film is a decent calling card for Nanjiani's career. Can someone please cast him as a new "Fast & Furious” crew member? I'd love to see him try to talk Vin Diesel down from all that fury.
Slant MagazineFull Review Poor In addition to its abortive attempts at establishing a funny buddy-comedy dialectic, Stuber aims at shock humor through the gratuity of its violence... ...the film is defined by its vileness, its straight-faced attachment to outmoded ideas about masculinity and law enforcement.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 18 moviegoers:
Unfortunately, this was not a well attended movie so we weren't able to collect very many reviews from several showings.
TEENS: The lone female enjoyed "Stuber," but didn't feel it was anything special.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: The one male and one female loved it
ADULTS: The males enjoyed it quite a bit more than the ladies. Two males loved it and four more enjoyed it very much, but one actually disliked it. One one of the eight ladies loved it with two more enjoying it very much. Unfortunately, four more (50%) felt it was a "good/average" movie (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable). One disliked it.
Stu (Kumail Nanjiani) is a chatty, mild-mannered, risk-averse Millennial who
works in a sporting goods store while moonlighting as an Uber driver trying to
make enough money to finance a spin gym business to get with the girl of his
dreams -- a plan that's about as likely to work as it sounds. He will do
anything to save his five-star driver's rating.
Vic Manning (Dave Bautista) is a middle aged, old school, alpha detective.
He's divorced from his wife, married to his job, and neglectful of his parental
duties to his grownup artist daughter, Nicole. Years of using his hulking body
as a battering ram have taken its toll, but Vic still pushes it to the limit.
Allergic to both conversation and technology, Vic is quick to get angry and
quick to pull the trigger -- a combo that everyone loves in a cop!
One day, leaving his eye doctor's office after having Lasik surgery, Vic
receives a tip on the whereabouts of the drug dealer who murdered his partner,
his Great White Whale. Unfortunately, Vic wouldn't be able to spot a whale if it
was right in front of him. Even a white one. Eyes blurry and unable to drive
himself, Vic calls for an Uber, and guess who answers. Can these two very
different men share a Nissan Leaf while hunting drug dealers across Los Angeles?
It's like The Odd Couple but with more explosions.