After crashing his car, a cop who's recovering from eye surgery recruits an Uber driver to help him catch a heroin dealer. The mismatched pair soon find themselves in for a wild day of stakeouts and shootouts as they encounter the city's seedy side.
It was inevitable that we would eventually get a movie centered about ride sharing services. A bit stereotyped w/a Pakistani driver for hire & a burly cop chasing the baddies. The creative hook is that our cop has some vision issues thus the need of a driver who, of course, gets enlisted (and rises to the occasion) in the busting of the baddies. A bit schizophrenic in that I couldn't tell whether it was meant to be comedic & laugh at the missteps or cringe at the mayhem. Acting & plot: Predictable, but somewhat enjoyable.
Reviewed by Prismark103 / 10
Disney were probably wandering what they purchased when they got 20th Century Fox after seeing Stuber. Well They actually got the film rights to X Men and The Fantastic Four. As well as the right to remake Home Alone movies. Nothing more valuable than that it seems.
Stuber is the old standard, the mismatched buddy cop drama. Not a very good one with a film studio running on fumes as it's owner heads out of the exit door.
Stu (Kumail Nanjiani) is a part time Uber driver who is bullied by his boss at a retail warehouse.
Vic (Dave Bautista) is a macho cop who lost his partner a few months earlier when they were pursuing a criminal.
On the day when Vic has has laser eye surgery he gets a chance to go after Oka Tedjo (Iko Uwais) the man who killed his cop partner.
As Vic cannot drive he ropes in Uber driver Stu in his pursuit. Stu Is in a rush to comfort his female friend and business partner who has just broken up with her boyfriend. Stu always had a thing for her.
As an action comedy, I have seen it all before when it was funnier and better in other movies. It has shades of Collateral, Ride Along, Midnight Run and 48 hours.
Reviewed by Leofwine_draca7 / 10
Does the job
I tend to avoid modern Hollywood comedy like the plague, as it's usually crude, repetitive and mindless. However, I'm a fan of Dave Bautista and I absolutely love Iko Uwais and have seen all his films, which led me to checking this out. STUBER turns out to be a pretty effective buddy comedy, although it's very short on action and unfortunately Iko only appears at the beginning and end of the movie and never gets to shine. However, the comedy works surprisingly well and focuses on witty pop culture references rather than simple inanity, and Bautista is a reliably likeable presence. Not a film that will blow you away, but it does the job, much like an experienced Uber driver.