Overall Rank: 12781
Average Rating: 2.4/4
# of Ratings: 9
Theatrical Release Date: 07/29/2022
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 09/20/2022
Genre: Crime, Mystery
MPAA Rating: R
Director: B.J. Novak
Actors: B.J. Novak, Boyd Holbrook, Ashton Kutcher, Dove Cameron, Issa Rae, Lio Tipton
Plot: New York radio host Ben Manalowitz travels to west Texas for the funeral of a woman he shared a passing relationship with - but whose family believes was something much more serious. While the official cause of death was an opioid overdose, he soon becomes embroiled in conspiracy theories about murder and decides to turn the investigation into a podcast. -- Chris Kavan
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Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/23/2023
A fine character study that subverts expectations. B.J. Novak is the New Yorker in over his head when he attends a funeral in Texas for a hookup he barely knew - but whose family thinks the relationship was much more serious. When he learns she may have been murdered rather than the reported drug overdose, he turns it into a podcast but soon learns things aren't cut-and-dried while dealing with some truly unique personalities. A good mystery with comedic elements and some excellent characters - worth your time.
Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 12/14/2022
"Vengeance" locks together topical politics and a barbed sense of humor that help give its murder mystery a subversive and well-balanced tone.
Indyfreak - wrote on 11/09/2022
B.J. Novak shines as director and star of this quirky mystery-comedy. The humor leans towards dark comedy but there is still heart to the story. Sure it pokes fun at Novak as a fish-out-of-water type character and the Texas characters are the butt of jokes. But Novak directs the movie in a way that both sides learn from each other and empathize with one another. Boyd Holbrook is pretty funny in this and J. Smith-Cameron provides some emotional heft with her performance.
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