Movie Review Spenser Confidential (15)

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Netflix Movie Review

Spenser Confidential (15)

1hr 51mins

Crime Drama History

Directed by Peter Berg and with a screenplay by Sean O'Keefe and Brian Helgeland.

Loosely based on the novel Wonderland by Ace Atkins, and uses the names of characters created by Robert B. Parker.
Stars Mark Wahlberg, Winston Duke, Alan Arkin, Iliza Shlesinger, Bokeem Woodbine, Donald Cerrone, Marc Maron, and introducing Austin Post


Spenser (Mark Wahlberg) is an ex-cop, just got out of prison and is leaving Boston for good. But first he gets roped into helping his old boxing coach and mentor, Henry (Alan Arkin), with a promising amateur. That's Hawk (Winston Duke), a brash, no-nonsense MMA fighter convinced he'll be a tougher opponent than Spenser ever was.

When two of Spenser's former colleagues turn up murdered, he recruits Hawk and his ex-girlfriend, Cissy (Iliza Shlesinger), to help him investigate and bring the culprits to justice.

Any Good?

On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 41% based on 29 reviews, with an average rating of 4.61/10. The site's critics consensus reads: "While the buddy cops at the center of Spenser Confidential are plenty affable, the comedy never arrives as this half-hearted vehicle goes purely through the motions."

The Metascore (Critics) Rating has a score of 48 out of 100, based on 16 critics. Scores range between 2.5-8.8/10

IMDB User Rating 6.3/10

MGN Bernard's review and Rating

Though run of the mill action thriller stuff, the fact that Netflix puts out so much garbage actually shows this in a pretty good light.

Simple seen it all before plot, but with half decent acting talent and a simple plot, this is an easy afternoon watch and the ideal Streaming watch.

Has a series/season feel about it, which is not a bad thing and on that basis a very passable pilot.

MGN Rating 6.5/10

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