Murder Mystery (2019)

Kyle Newacheck directs Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston and Gemma Arterton in this comedy where a beat cop and his detective novel loving wife find their European vacation taken over by a high society conspiracy.

So so Eighties, that it even has a red sports car demolition derby chase! This was undemanding fun, a solid example of the Sandler factory product that gives the usual generous equal spotlight to his female co-star. They riff nicely together here as they did in Just Go With It. This was Netflix’s most globally watched debut so far. 30 million homes streamed it on the weekend of its release. I’m not surprised… while it is far from the streaming services best ‘original’ release, Murder Mystery is the first we would have gone to the multiplex to see on opening week. A Silver Streak or European Vacation for our times.


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