Murder Mystery [2019] ★★

If this movie was a theatrical release, I would have probably given it a lower rating. But let’s be honest: movies like “Murder Mystery” belong on Netflix and I’m fine with that. It’s the kind of mediocre movies that I wouldn’t pay money to see on the big screen, but they somehow go down easier from the comfort of my own couch. So yes, if you have nothing better to do, this comedy starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston as a couple who find themselves in the midst of a whodunit, is enjoyable for a while. I say for a while because as soon as the murder takes place and the suspects are revealed, the movie fails to rise above the routine. What saves it from completely going down the drain is the beautiful European scenery. But a movie that spoofs “Murder on the Orient Express” and other popular “whodunits” should have more surprises up its sleeve. Neil Simon did it in the 1976 classic “Murder by Death”. As for “Murder Mystery”, I’ll probably end up forgetting it in a few days.

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