Mystery Team (2009)
Average Rating: 5.2/10
Reviews Counted: 17
Fresh: 9 | Rotten: 8
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Average Rating: 4.8/10
Critic Reviews: 7
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 4
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Average Rating: 3.4/5
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Three would-be Encyclopedia Browns step into the world of grown-up crime in this independent comedy. When they were seven years old, "the Mystery Team" were three kids living in the same neighborhood in Oakdale who played at being precocious preteen detectives. With Jason (Donald Glover) as "the Master of Disguise," Duncan (D.C. Pierson) as "the Boy Genius," and Charlie (Dominic Dierkes) as "the Strongest Kid in Town," they would spend their afternoons getting to the bottom of such crimes as
Aug 28, 2009 Wide
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A pleasant, charming knockabout with a playfully imaginative sense of wit and a pleasingly assured visual style.
Smutty, silly, groan-worthy in many places, inexplicably hilarious in others, Mystery Team is a guilty pleasure -- a deeply dumb movie made by pretty smart people.
Not surprisingly, especially for a movie heavy on college humor, the results are hit-and-miss. Some bits fall thuddingly flat, and the characters are rarely more than stick figures.
This ensemble-written movie is a weak effort, despite its appealing premise.
A promising premise ... stricken lame by a complete lack of pacing. But then, every once in a while, a discussion about proper hobo bean-slicing etiquette, or a stripper's hilariously blasť scar story comes through and just kills.
The intersection of child-detective literature and a harsh grown-up world is an irresistible concept
An outrageous, offbeat comedy that's often preposterous and silly, but nonetheless quite funny and delightfully bizarre.
If this is the future of comedy in Hollywood, then there's little to fear -- as long as everyone remembers that brevity is the soul of wit.
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- Duncan: Everything is in the toilet!
- Jim: Frank! Sometimes I wish you didn't beat that cancer. I really do.
- Jason: Paper plates? Are you expecting the pope?
- Duncan: Goodnight sweet hobo. May your bindle be heavy with treasures, but your heart be light with song.
- Jason: The floor is wet and smells like cold cuts!
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