Stuber is an attempt to establish to cash in on the buddy cop genre. Sometimes it suceeds and sometimes it fails. This is how it only earns 3 Icees out of 5. When it succeeds, it’s hilarious. When it fails, it is cringe-worthy. Fortunately when I left the theater I was more happy than cringy (is that a word?).
Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) is a cop with baggage (seemingly all movie cops have baggage… it’s a thing). Kumal Nanjiani (Portlandia) is an Uber driver with issues. Combine them and this should be a laugh-out-loud funny movie throughout. Sadly, it is not, but when there is laughter it is truly “laugh out loud” funny.
A couple of other reasons that this movie lost some icees for me is that they had a scene in the trailer that didn’t make it to the movie (I hate it when that happens, although I am trying to get over it) and their explanation of how Uber works is all wrong. Sometimes I drive for Uber just for the ability to make some cash in a low-stress manner so I can tell you with confidence that they way they depict the Uber app is just wrong.
Oh yeah, one other thing. This movie more than earns its R-rating with the vulgar language. Language that really wasn’t necessary. It didn’t make the movie any funnier. It didn’t “add” to the movie experience. It was vulgarity for the sake of vulgarity and that’s just sad.
I would recommend waiting until this comes out at Redbox and then pop some popcorn and enjoy. Don’t waste the money it costs to watch it in the theater.
No scenes during or after the credits.