Sunday, 15 March 2020

SPENSER CONFIDENTIAL, 15/03/20


SPENSER CONFIDENTIAL

Trailer         




Synopsis

A former police detective returns to Boston’s criminal underworld to unravel a twisted murder conspiracy.

Cinema

Netflix

Run Time

One hour, Fifty One minutes (1h, 51m)

Movie Rating

40%

Age Rating

15 (Action & Adventure / Comedy / Mystery & Suspense)

Cast
Spenser – Mark Wahlberg
Hawk – Winston Duke
Henry Cimoli – Alan Arkin
Cissy Davis – Iliza Shlesinger
Driscoll – Bokeem Woodbine
Wayne Cosgrove – Marc Maron
Squeeb – Austin Post
Bentwood – James DuMont
Captain John Boylan
Mara – Colleen Camp
Letitia – Hope Olaide Wilson
Macklin – Kip Weeks
Mrs Boylan – Rebecca Gibel
W. Lintz – Big Shug
Big Boy – Donald Cerrone
Liquor Store Worker – Justus Carney
Hipster – Christopher Gerard Weigel

Movie details

Mid – Credits: No (A sequel is heavily implied before movie conclusion)

End – Credits: No

Before the Review: The Coronavirus is wrecking people’s lifestyles, people are panic buying and unfortunately, the cinema is not really an option at the moment. I’ve been blessed with a good immune system, but against Coronavirus? I’m not so sure, and hopefully people stay safe as well as healthy. I was driving on the dual carriageway when a silver Polo abruptly pulled out, horizontally. The driver corrected himself, drove through a red light, and then sped off. Baffling really. Oh, and an SUV cut me off as well, with its driver on her phone and one driver settling in the middle of two lanes, held everybody up. King of the road agenda much?

Review: Mark Wahlberg seems very rooted to a niche genre where there is a mix of everything and he is like an American hero (Lone Survivor?). But the main reason I am normally draw to his movies is because of the comedy aspect. Sometimes, whether he is delivering the dialogue or not, it just adds a bit of spice to the scene, although the demented Cissy provided most of the comedy.

The movie itself I thought was not too bad. Barring the blood-work on in a prison scene, the rest of the movie held up. Winston Duke was not in his battle garments side by side with Black Panther’s T’Challa, but it was good to see him branching out in a different role, even if he is still being sent into battle. Good story that also paves the way for a sequel, although Netflix may need to really put some serious thought and effort into it.

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