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If you're not receptive to dark, gritty, and suave (if only in execution) Detective Noir films, then dock a star and half.
This is a fantastic exemplar of the genre, and a real treat for those who can appreciate the Detective Noir style. Just don't expect a shadowy color scheme; this one's in full color, allowing the art to make use of a much more realistic palette.
The best parts of this movie were the female co-star and Greg Kinnear. Then again, I've never been a fan of Ricky Gervais' style of roasting humor. If you can appreciate a massive prick constantly raining on everyone else's parade, then bump this rating up an additional star. Otherwise, watch it when nothing else decent is available, or if your S.O. makes you watch it.
Don't judge this movie by the professional critics who weighed in on this very fun niche movie. It IS fun, just as much as it is niche. That niche is the supernatural, H.P. Lovecraftian variety, but this movie stands out in the genre by proving to be the rare exception that, albeit with heavy casualties and tongue-in-cheek wholesale slaughter, it ends on a very positive note. David Harbour is an absolute gem being cast in this role. Fans of his work in Stranger Things will find so very much to love here, and the rest of the actors are equally well cast.
Bottom line: Go with the audience score on this one.
Lots of star power here, and you know what? It rather works. The plot was decent and the execution well done.