Stuber

TIME OUT SAYS

It’s tough being an Uber driver given Hollywood has decided it’s a job ripe with comedic potential. The mostly awful Stuber takes the idea that mild-mannered driver Stu (Kumail Nanjiani) will do anything to get a five-star rating, including driving around a loose-cannon cop (Dave Bautista) on the trail of a violent criminal. Except it’s about as funny as a traffic jam. Like a kind of comedy Collateral, Stuber (‘Stu’ plus ‘Uber’, see?) has the couple driving around LA because Bautista’s cop, Vic, is recovering from eye surgery and can’t take the wheel. Cue bickering, witless banter and unexpectedly lurid violence. It reaches for the R-rated edge of ’80s buddy cop comedies but falls short on every count.

WHAT IS IT...
An unfunny tale of an Uber ride gone wrong

WHY GO...
To make yourself feel better about your last trip to the mall

DIRECTOR
Michael Dowse (Rating TBC)

RELEASE DATE
Out now

By Phil De Semlyen | 01 Aug 2019

DETAILS

Stuber
Release DateJuly 12, 2019
Director Michael Dowse
CastingDave Bautista, Kumail Nanjiani, Mira Sorvino
Film Category Comedy