Stuber is an action-buddy-comedy about an Uber driver being forced to drive a cop around town as he cracks down on his toughest case.
What I liked:
- I’m picky with movies, especially with comedies. However, this movie had me laughing a lot, from giggles to guffaws.
- I found Kumail Nanjiani’s character annoying at first, but really warmed up to him as the movie progressed.
- SOMEONE PLEASE CAST BATISTA IN MORE COMEDIES. He’s great in this, and there are some physical comedy moments that he just nails.
- Speaking of physical comedies, funny movies don’t seem to have that anymore. Nowadays it’s all about vulgar shocks, which isn’t something I enjoy. I’m happy that this movie wasn’t attempting to be “vulgar for vulgar’s sake”, which just detracts from the story, making it unnecessary. Every comedic beat in Stuber is there to advance the story, and I respect it even more for that effort.
- It also doesn’t spend too much time on one funny setup, making it consistently move along through its 1 hour and 33 minute run-time.
- Directed by Michael Dowse, who also directed a handful of episodes of the show Man Seeking Woman, one of my favorite shows of the last decade. I mention this because he has a sharp sense of comedic timing in both tv and movie making.
What I didn’t like:
- Absolutely nuthin’.
Overall: I had a great time and laughed a lot.