Review: Spenser Confidential

Title: Spenser Confidential
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Peter Berg
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Winston Duke, Alan Arkin
Runtime: 1 hr 51 mins

What It Is: Spenser (Wahlberg) is a former police officer who served five years in prison for beating his superior. A man who he knew was corrupt and a domestic abuser. When the chief of police (the man he previously. beat up) is brutally murdered on his first day out Spenser is out to not only clear the name of the good cop that’s been framed for this but find out who the true culprit is.

What We Think: Man what is happening to Peter Berg. He’s worked with Wahlberg in his last five movies. I can’t even really say the results are mixed. Each has been less of a film than the previous one. Starting with Lone Survivor which is really good. Both Deepwater Horizon and Patriots Day are okay “based on a true story” films. Mile 22 is completely boring and this continues the downward trend. Honestly, it seems like at this point Wahlberg is sort of phoning it in. Winston Duke is dragged alongside and so is the legendary Alan Arkin. It is a film that is trying SO HARD to be funny and it misses. Too often going for the easy route and missing on it.

Our Grade: D, Even IF this film were given to you…don’t see it. It basically is given to you by being a Netflix original but like no. No thank you. There’s a bevy of films original and not on Netflix by no means should you decide to waste your time with this Michael Bay-lite garbage. Wahlberg…my dude…my guy. You’re quickly becoming a younger version of Bruce Willis. Not in like a good way either. Like in the “will do whatever for money” kinda way.

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