Unfinished Business (2015)
Critic Consensus: Unfocused and unfunny, Unfinished Business lives down to its title with a slipshod screenplay and poorly directed performances that would have been better left unreleased.
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Critic Reviews for Unfinished Business
Little contained in this misfire of a film works and the few successful things are dragged out to the point where they die a lingering death.
Shallow, dimwitted and inept. Makes "The Hangover" look like "Glengarry Glen Ross."
The only apparent "Unfinished Business" at hand in Vince Vaughn's latest is torpedoing the last remains of the actor's comedy career.
While not without big laughs, Unfinished Business never quite connects; it's just shy of the finish line, despite some very funny surprises along the way.
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Dan: The first rule is: show the client a good time.
I like Vince Vaughn and have tried to support his efforts over the years, but what are we doing here? At some point in the scripting of this film about three men going on a business trip to Germany, the creative decision was to have a character named Mike Pancake, because silly last names equal laughs. Later on, that same character (who we come to learn is mentally challenged) slips and falls face first into an exposed penis. Maybe you weren't expecting me to explain a penis gag in the opening paragraph of a review for Unfinished Business, but hey, I was not really expecting to see so many in the film as a whole either. This is just one of many haphazardly assembled 'jokes' thrown at the wall in this aggressively unfunny comedy.
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I laughed at a couple bits but most of it was just dumb humour, not funny humour but really really dumb humour. Really raunchy humour.
I like Vince Vaughn but he makes a lot of dumb comedies. "Dodgeball" was ok and so was "Wedding Crashers" but most of his movies are just dumb.
It is officially the lowest of low points for Vince Vaughn in the comedy game. Not only does it lack anything close to a laugh that is meant to feel meaningful or hearty, it doesn't even compliment that with an emotionally engaging side-story behind it all.
Tom Wilkinson and Dave Franco seemed like they were given zero direction on how to act for their roles. Now, I get Franco fits the bill more so than anyone forced to be in this film, but even he sinks to a point of no return for forced performances as a supporting stage dummy.
But it wasn't just the performances that ruined this movie. The storyline seemed to keep repeating the same problems over and over again every 15 minutes. It was like watching the same train wreck on repeat without much of a resolve until the very end. But that train wreck kept happening the same way every single time.
Unfinished Business is an apt title for this dumpster fire. It felt unfinished and ultimately unwatchable for 90 minutes.
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