Movie Review: Murder Mystery 🍆🍩

Murder Mystery is a nice change up from the overwhelming rom-com selection offered by Netflix.


Jennifer Aniston (left) and Adam Sandler (right) star in Murder Mystery as Audrey and Nick Spitz. CREDIT: Netflix

This post for Murder Mystery is spoiler-free.

As the movie title suggests, Murder Mystery (2019, directed by Kyle Newacheck) is about a murder mystery that takes place in the exotic holiday spots of Europe. The action-comedy follows the Spitzes, Nick (Adam Sandler) and Audrey (Jennifer Aniston), who embark on the most memorable wedding anniversary trip of their lives.

Murder Mystery feels like something new and different after the wide selection of teenage and rom-com movies that Netflix has bombarded its subscribers with over the past six months. It’s a fun movie to follow as audiences get to guess “who did it” as they watch along.

Aniston and Sandler, who once paired together in 2011’s Just Go With It, complement one another nicely in here—but, Sandler and Drew Barrymore will forever be my on-screen OTP. Other supporting cast includes the ever so gorgeous looking Luke Evans, who stars as Charles Cavendish, a wealthy playboy.

The mystery behind “who did it” isn’t as exciting after a while, as it gets predictable if you watch a lot of crime dramas. Murder Mystery also reminded me of 2017’s Murder on the Orient Express, albeit in a less serious and dramatic way. And coincidentally, the Orient Express is planted as an easter egg in Murder Mystery, perhaps this could be an idea for a sequel? 🤔

As much as I’m on Netflix every weekend, I was not one of the 30,869,863 people who watched Murder Mystery on its debut weekend (14 June). In fact, I only watched the movie last Thursday. The problem with Netflix movies is that I don’t feel the sense of urgency to watch it as soon as it’s out (though I feel the opposite for television shows) because hey, it’s going to be there forever right?

I think Murder Mystery is a pretty solid comedy to watch over the weekend. This Netflix movie presents itself with much style and elegance, thus making it look like a movie that could have screened in theatres. As for whether it would have fared well at the box office in 2019, I can’t be sure.

Rating: 3/5

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