The Stream: A bit corny and too much like the first movie.
The Big Screen: Good laughs and a quick watch
The Final Bill: A nice chuckle-worthy movie that just re-lives the first movie in a new setting– S2S: Movie Review
Director: Jeremy Garelick
Writers: James Vanderbilt
Stars: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Mark Strong, Mélanie Laurent, Jodie Turner-Smith, Adeel Akhtar
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Rating: PG-13 for violence, bloody images, strong language, suggestive material and smoking
Runtime: 1 hour 19 minutes
Production Companies: Echo Films, Happy Madison Productions, Endgame Entertainment, Mythology Entertainment, Netflix
Platform: Netflix released on March 31, 2023
It’s that time again, folks! Movie review time for the Streaming faithfuls. Netflix has released the sequel to Murder Mystery aptly called Murder Mystery 2. Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler are back as a married couple, Nick and Audrey Spitz, who have turned into full-time detectives and are struggling to become successful in their new business. Of course, they find themselves in the middle of another international abduction case when their friend, The Maharaja, is kidnapped during his own lavish wedding. Marital squabbles and gumshoe hijinks ensue.
If you saw the first movie, which we recommend you do, then you know what you’re getting here. The beginning of this movie calls back to the first, but it eventually moves on to a similar plot but with its own jokes, which are actually pretty good. Sandler, Aniston and the rest of the cast provide a good amount of chuckles. The natural bickering and familiarity that Sandler and Aniston have in their scenes is so much fun. Their real-life friendship translates to the screen and makes their on-screen marriage seem believable. Since Sandler and Aniston have just done multiple movies together, it just makes the scenes and relationship feel seamless. They are ridiculous, and while the writing is corny at times, it just feels right. That goes for rest of the cast too even though they don’t shine as much as our star couple. The settings of the scenes are cool, but outside of that, there’s not much to the movie.
No matter when you watch Murder Mystery 2 the result will be the same. You’ll find yourself laughing a bit and not thinking you wasted much time checking it out. It’s a nice filler movie for an evening you have no clue what to watch. Sandler and Aniston make a nice pairing again with your favorite bickering Netflix couple. Check out Murder Mystery 2 with a bowl of popcorn!