His name is Stu (Kumail Nanjiani) and he’s an Uber driver who inadvertently helps a semi-blind cop (Dave Bautista) with official police business to capture a ferocious killer he has been chasing for years.
High on ‘dumb’ and low on ‘intellect’, this comedy contains many idiotically hilarious situations and plenty of fight and car chase scenes which delivers 93 minutes of absurd ‘entertainment’ for audiences who enjoy films of this genre.
Discerning moviegoers, however, may cringe at the exorbitantly graphic violence and inappropriate crass and sexual references in a film which is seemingly marketed for teenage audiences.
Nanjiani (The Big Sick) is perfectly cast as the quasi idiotic Uber driver. Generally, he provides the most laughs but many of the comedic scenes border on repugnant which unfortunately downgrades the film considerably.
Stuber is quintessentially a comedy where the popcorn is somewhat more enjoyable and most audiences will have forgotten about the film soon after leaving the cinema. (MMo)