Murder Mystery - a review - 10

Genres: Action; comedy; mystery
My rating: 7/10

This title is a new Netflix OC, starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston.

I used to like a lot of the older Sandler movies. Somewhere along the lines things just got sour for me, and I'm not sure if Sandler kept the caliber of his comedy high and I just grew distant from it or if he got distracted / bored / took things in a different direction that I didn't like. But either way I've avoided Sandler movies since "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry" and "Grownups 2".

So in returning to the Sandler franchise, I admit that I didn't have high expectations.

All that said, I enjoyed it a lot. A little more than the current 6.1 IMDB rating and quite a bit more than the 38 Metacritic score. The plot won't blow you out of the water and you can tell the actors are having fun with it but the characters act and react in a believable (enough) matter, and the Adam/Aniston deliver their jokes with extemporaneous nonchalance that hit the mark and made me laugh out loud more than once.

I liked it.

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