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Special Correspondents Reviews

March 30, 2018
Ricky Gervais and Eric Bana are decent fun in this pleasant but not overly memorable little flick.
April 30, 2016
Dubious, unfunny, protracted wish-fulfilment. Quite, quite awful.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 29, 2016
If it's actually disappointing, rather than merely just OK, it's that one (still) expects more from the co-creator of The Office.
April 29, 2016
There's a great satire to be made about our modern interaction with journalists, and how gullible the American people can be when it comes to how reporters shape stories to their own benefit. "Special Correspondents" is not that movie.
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 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
Let me be clear: Nothing about Special Correspondents is relevant or interesting about media, warfare, or human nature.
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 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 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 28, 2016
Special Correspondents could have been played by anyone, written by anyone; it's not a very interesting vehicle for the distinctive one-off talent that is Gervais.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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 24, 2016
Netflix's ill-conceived satire marks a career low for writer-director-star Ricky Gervais.
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 ...
April 22, 2016
A sitcom riff on Wag the Dog with its satirical edges sanded away.
Full Review | Original Score: D+