When I first read that there was going to be a comedy based around an Uber driver, I thought it was a joke. Then I saw the trailer and realized that it was actually happening. This movie is based around Stu, part full-time retail worker and part Uber driver. Stu unknowingly accepts a job ushering a LAPD detective around town. He unknowingly and unwillingly is dragged into a dangerous and funny adventure. What follows is The Good, The Bad, and The Spoilers of Stuber.

The Good
Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani are an amazing duo. The way they play off each other exemplary and keep the laughs rolling. While Stu is so soft spoken, nervous, and unsure; we have Detective Vic whose loud, demanding, and a classic “doesn’t play by the rules” cop. The action sequences were surprisingly good for a comedy. Bautista was given plenty of opportunity to show off his wrestling background with some good hand-to-hand combat. One of my favorite, if a little far-fetched, was the scene in the Vet clinic.
The Bad
So my biggest problem with this movie is that, besides the uber driver aspect, we have seen it many times before. Rough Cop loses his partner and devotes his life to tracking down the killer and getting justice. He alienates his family, his colleagues, and is forced to take an unlikely partner along for the ride. I also didn’t care for the constant reminder of the romantic connection for Stu. I understand that this was needed to help us see Stu’s character development, but it seemed to ruin the flow and take away from the investigation side of the movie.
My Overall Opinion
Stuber is a funny movie that will keep you laughing. That being said, I don’t know if I will watch it again. The story was predictable, and while funny, I think that “The Other Guys” with Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell is a much funnier cop comedy. I think Stuber is worth a one-time rent or stream, but that’s about it.
What are your thoughts? Do you agree or disagree with my points? Comment your thoughts below.


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