A 20th Century Fox Picture, Written by Tripper Clancy, Directed by Michael Dowse.
Stuber opens with Karen Gillan and Dave Bautista exchanging sharp ‘cop banter’ and then a shoot out, fight, and chase against the iconic Iko Uwais, and the whole sequence is very impressive and I was surprised, wondering what film we were about to get.
However, the rest of the film is nothing like this, featuring very little inventive action and very little Iko Uwais, but we do get a reasonably entertaining comedy.
It doesn’t reinvent the wheel but it does give us some funny moments between Nanjiani and Bautista, as they have good chemistry and the film occasionally has something to say on toxic masculinity, but never quite commits to it.
However, the two most interesting things about the film were the great Betty Gilpin and Karen Gillan, and while they unfortunately only get extended cameos, they both make an impact. I would love a buddy cop comedy starring the two of them.
Rating = 3/5