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Special Correspondents Reviews

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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
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 1, 2016
Special Correspondents is so devoid of more meaningful commentary that it's practically headless.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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 12, 2016
Special Correspondents is like a mish-mash of some great ideas that go absolutely nowhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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
May 12, 2016
A wasted opportunity. [Full review in Spanish]
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
May 2, 2016
Gervais once again proves that movies are not his strong point. [Full review in Spanish]
April 28, 2016
What Gervais may have previously turned into a pointed satire of the news media instead becomes a flimsy farce that's surprisingly low on laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
April 29, 2016
Special Correspondents doesn't stem the tide of mediocrity from Ricky Gervais. In fact, it's probably his worst creation to date.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
April 28, 2016
Let me be clear: Nothing about Special Correspondents is relevant or interesting about media, warfare, or human nature.
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
April 29, 2016
A shrugging surrender to formula and an irredeemably botched media satire.
April 22, 2016
A sitcom riff on Wag the Dog with its satirical edges sanded away.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
April 28, 2016
Whatever point it might have is dulled by Gervais' cursory direction and a shortage of real-world overlap.
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 27, 2016
Ricky Gervais's film hopscotches through a variety of premises, looking for jokes that never arrive.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 28, 2016
There's nothing wrong with the type of movie "Special Correspondents" wants to be. The problem is that Mr. Gervais doesn't appear capable of making a good version of it.
April 24, 2016
Gervais' script mistakenly assumes that its ever-more-troublesome plot twists are alone enough to prop up the proceedings. With each new development, though, the film becomes slightly creakier ...
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