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The Out-Laws: Living With the Almost Bad In-Laws.

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Summary via IMDB:

A straight-laced bank manager about to marry the love of his life. When his bank is held up by infamous Ghost Bandits during his wedding week, he believes his future in-laws who just arrived in town, are the infamous Out-Laws.


Review:

I come to expect a pretty reliable formula for every Adam Sandler Produced (Happy Madison Productions) film that floats to the top of Netflix’s streaming chart: 1/3 stupid, 1/3 funny, 1/3 half-hearted attempt at getting real heart. The Out-Laws manages to fill that formula with the stupid level not exceeding 25 percent, and the funny and heart filling the remaining percentage vacuum. That makes it a pleasantly funny and passable entertainment.

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I didn’t feel stupid for watching it, although the double pun in the title threatens to be the most creative part of the movie. The Law part refers to the parents being bank robbers (Pierce Brosnan and Ellen Barkin) on the run and the soon to be in-laws of the innocent and unaware couple (Adam Devine and Nina Dobrev).

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Brosnan, Barkin and the rest of the cast know how to handle the comedic violent sequences from careening out of the range for a mostly family friendly flick. Their broadness allows Adam Devine’s hapless goofiness to shine and the action scenes from being a little too hard-edged. They sell Devine and it allows Devine to sell The Out-Laws to us.

The Out-Laws gets a 3.0 out of 5 or a B.


Credits:

Directed by

Tyler Spindel

Written by

  • Evan Turner
  • Ben Zazove

Produced by

Starring

Cinematography

Michael Bonvillain

Edited by

  • Ian Kezsbom
  • Phillip Kimsey

Music by

Rupert Gregson-Williams

Production

company

Happy Madison Productions

Distributed by

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Release date

  • July 7, 2023

Running time

95 minutes

Country

United States

Language

English


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