Critic Consensus: The Spoils Before Dying serves up a jazz noir spoof that could be considered better than its predecessor -- for those that appreciate its specific brand of comedy.
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as Alastair St. Barnaby
as Delores O'Dell
as Eric Jonrosh
as Jonas Morehouse
as Lady Anne
as Rock Banyon
as Fresno Foxglove
His latest "masterpiece," you also may suspect, is no masterpiece, but an upchuck of every cinematic fad and flourish from the '50s, mostly French New Wave.
Satire like this works best when it's focused, like McKinnon's character is on finding a lover.
Most characters are reduced to a single joke repeated endlessly, under the assumption that the repetition of words or phrases constitutes comedy.
For three nights, over roughly three hours, Ferrell and the Funny or Die team push their unique, smart brand of humor, one that winks at the audience in its sheer ridiculousness.
The Spoils Before Dying won't tickle everyone's fancy, but it shows IFC at its creative best.
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