Stuber is a five-star adventure taking you on a wild ride filled with laughter.
Thank you to 20th Century Fox for the advanced screening to facilitate our Stuber movie review.
Stuber is an action packed comedy filled with a tremendous amount of laughs that adults will enjoy. This movie is definitely one for the adults to enjoy without children but you are guaranteed to laugh your butt off watching this film.
Dave Bautista may only be known to some as Drax the Destroyer from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy but he is a skilled actor whose physical strength and facial expressions totally keep you mesmerized by his performance. It was not very loud but there was a little intro to a Guardians song playing during this movie. Not sure if it was intentional or not but it was a fun nod to his Drax role.
Bautista plays Vic Manning, a cop in LA whose career is left chasing the one who got away and one he cannot let go of easily. On his day off he finally gets a tip on the location of his suspect, but he is not able to drive himself so he has to have someone else drive him. This is how he meets Stu, a local Uber driver.
Kumail Nanjiani plays Stu, the Uber driver, whose sole quest is to not get fired from being a ride share driver for letting his rating get below four stars. All he wants is to have a normal ride with a normal customer and get a five star rating. His next customer Vic is anything but normal and the ride is definitely not your typical Saturday night ride. Nanjiani is absolutely hilarious. He nails both his physical comedy and his thoughts are clearly seen all over his face. It is just so much fun to watch him as an actor. He is a rare gem to watch on screen and hopefully this is the beginning of many more leading roles for him.
The contrast between the characters of Vic and Stu provide quite a bit of humor as they play off each other and definitely leaves you literally laughing out loud, far more than most movies. While they may have just met each other and end up not really liking each other they end up needing each other and the bromance is just awesome.
It has been quite awhile since we have seen Mira Sorvino on the big screen and since most movies I do not do a lot of research on before the screenings, she was a pleasant surprise to see in this movie. Sorvino plays a tough Angie McHenry who has obviously earned her way to the top and is the one helping Vic on his quest to put the elusive suspect behind bars.
Natalie Morales plays the loveable Nicole who is an amazing artist just looking for some love in her life.
Karen Gillan plays Sara Morris and we definitely needed more of her. It is understandable the size of her role in this movie and the importance of it but more screen time from her was definitely needed. It was enjoyable to see Gillan and Bautista team up together again in another film.
If you like an action packed movie with car chases, fight scenes, guns blazing, and things that will keep you guessing then this is the movie for you. It is rare to find a movie that takes you on a wild ride and leaves you laughing at the same time. While primarily an action movie, this could easily fall under more of a comedy with a side of action since it is just that funny with comedic timing and jokes that go full circle from beginning to end. Go see it this weekend and have a fun adult night out. Stuber is a rare movie worthy of five stars.
Parent Guide: (SPOILER ALERT)
This movie has a tremendous amount of language and sexual references, intended solely for mature audiences, hence the R rating. There is full frontal male nudity in a strip club complete with male strippers. Strong sexual language is used, texted, and there are no hidden implications or hidden agendas. It is in your face, wrong, and totally hilarious at times.
The violence level is high. Many scenes involve guns and shooting with blood, gore, and deaths on screen.
While this movie is awesome, it definitely is not a family movie and one that I would not want my children to see until they are adults. Our advice is to use this as a date night and find a sitter for the kiddos or use childcare at the theatre, if available. As always if you are in doubt on whether to take your child or not, go see it first then decide for yourself if you think it is appropriate for your child.
Stuber is rated R for violence and language throughout, some sexual references and brief graphic nudity.
[quote]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.[/quote]
- Release Date: July 12, 2019
- Format: 2D
- Rating: R
- Run Time: 1 hour 33 minutes
- Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Dave Bautista, Iko Uwais, Natalie Morales, Betty Gilpin, Jimmy Tatro, Mira Sorvino, Karen Gillan
- Director: Michael Dowse
- Producers: Jonathan Goldstein, p.g.a, John Francis Daley, p.g.a
- Writer: Tripper Clancy
- Studio: 20th Century Fox