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Special Correspondents Reviews

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March 30, 2018
Ricky Gervais and Eric Bana are decent fun in this pleasant but not overly memorable little flick.
May 4, 2016
This work is mildly satirical. The difference here is that the bite is so mild that this barely works as a satire.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 28, 2016
The film, which Gervais both wrote, directed and starred in, is notable for taking the proverbial out of both stereotypes while following, rather less adroitly, in the satirical footsteps of Evelyn Waugh's 1938 novel Scoop.
April 28, 2016
A tepid Gervais is better than no Gervais at all, and Special Correspondents has its moments, most of which are supplied by supporting cast members like America Ferrera and Vera Farmiga.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 27, 2016
It's not exactly breaking news, but the British comic certainly has fun going for broke.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 25, 2016
Perversely pleasurable, it works on its own self-conscious terms, though not all audiences will appreciate its English brand of sad-sack humour.
April 3, 2019
A nonsensical, unbelieveable story is matched only by its crayon-sketched characters before wandering to an end both welcome and rushed.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
December 27, 2018
I would recommend it for people looking for a decent comedy, but I'd warn them to be prepared for some unexpected ugliness.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
November 7, 2018
Gervais wraps ingenious skits and initially wry conceits (natural by-products of his talents as stand-up comedian and sitcom specialist) in utterly rote industrial tropes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 17, 2016
Lots of profanity, drugs in so-so satire.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 13, 2016
Gervais has missed the mark again with Special Correspondents, a lacklustre comedy that's big on absurdity but surprisingly low on laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 12, 2016
A wasted opportunity. [Full review in Spanish]
May 12, 2016
Special Correspondents is like a mish-mash of some great ideas that go absolutely nowhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
May 4, 2016
If Special Correspondents has one prominent problem - aside from running out of gas before the finish line - it is that no one player in the cast is prepared to step up and dominate when needed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 2, 2016
Special Correspondents is a flimsy, irrelevant, unfunny 'satirical comedy' which adds up to nothing much at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
May 2, 2016
Gervais once again proves that movies are not his strong point. [Full review in Spanish]
May 1, 2016
Special Correspondents is so devoid of more meaningful commentary that it's practically headless.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
April 30, 2016
Did not believe one second of it. Ricky's worst movie, by far. And his laziest.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
April 30, 2016
Dubious, unfunny, protracted wish-fulfilment. Quite, quite awful.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 29, 2016
With Special Correspondents, Ricky Gervais proudly strides into the Adam Sandler phase of his career.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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