Movie Review: Stuber

After gaining big success starring as Drax in the MCU, actor and retired wrestler Dave Bautista breaks out on his own in a new comedy called Stuber. He is partnered up in this movie by rising star Kumail Nanjiani.

I've always been a huge fan of Dave Bautista ever since he debuted in the WWE back in 2002.

At the start he did not have much charisma, but that all changed when he found more confidence performing in front of thousands of people each and every week.

Although Bautista showed his comedy chops in the two Guardians of the Galaxy movies, in Stuber he's the main lead alongside comedian Kumail Nanjiani.

On paper this movie should have been an hilarious hit. Sadly though, I found the majority of this movie to be unfunny.

Basically Bautista plays a cop on the hunt for the person that murdered his partner played by Karen Gillan.

It's a shame Gillan is only at the start of the movie as she could have been great if her character stayed until the end.

During the attack, Bautista's character is temporarily blinded and he needs help driving around town. On the trail of his partner's killer, he stumbles upon Stu played Kumail Nanjiani who is an Uber driver!

Kumail Nanjiani is supposed to carry the film being the main comedic act, but sadly I did not find his character to be likable or funny at all.

He tries so hard shouting most of his lines, but none of the jokes seem to land.

I have to admit there are a few laughs here and there, but they don't happen frequently. This movie is unlike Beverly Hills Cop or Rush Hour where the whole movie is entertaining from beginning to the end.

It's a bit of a shame because I was really looking forward to this movie. Bautista's plays his character well though, although the script does not allow him to show his true potential.

Stuber is also supposed to be an action movie as well as a comedy, but I found the action to be lacking as well.

For an R rated action movie, I expected more fight scenes, but none of them are all that exciting.

Unfortunately, I have to agree with the critics because I found Stuber to be underwhelming and disappointing. I hope Bautista has more success next year when his other solo comedy movie called My Spy comes out.

Verdict: 2/5 stars

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