Every few years we seem to get another Buddy Cop movie – where one cop is the main focus and his side kick tends to help with whatever his agenda is getting through the movie. Not all Buddy Cop movies are the same – and some, quite honestly stick to the same formula that we’re a bit sick of at this point. But enter Stuber – a buddy cop movie that breaks the formula and will have you laughing all the way through it.
Stu works at a store, but ubers on the side to help achieve what he thinks is the future he wants. His life is a combination of making choices by what will make other people happy and not standing up for himself. When he picks up an Uber customer Vick, a Los Angeles cop who not only just has Lasik surgery but is trying to solve a case that has been alluding him for years.
With crashes, fight scenes, deaths and more that are not only creative but entertaining – Stuber is almost equal parts comedy and action film. It is not a movie that you have to think a lot about the plot as it unfolds in front of you, but it is entertaining and a movie that you will enjoy watching over again.
The acting combination of Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista may seem odd at first, their comedic timing is perfect and their clash of personalities is part of what makes the movie funny. Due to the violence, language, and several other scenes the movie is rated R, but it is absolutely worth every moment of that rating.
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When a mild-mannered Uber driver named Stu (Kumail Nanjiani) picks up a passenger (Dave Bautista) 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. Directed by Michael Dowse, this action-comedy from 20th Century Fox also stars Iko Uwais, Natalie Morales, Betty Gilpin, Jimmy Tatro, Mira Sorvino and Karen Gillan.