Netflix on the cover of a movie is starting to be a warning not to see the movie. seriously.
Being a Ricky Gervais fan it pains me to say that this was pretty awful. Politically insensitive, lazily scripted, badly directed, terribly acted, this has almost no positives. I hope Gervais' return to his David Brent character in his next movie will be better than this!
Everyone who's commented has left negative reviews... I enjoyed the film. I reckon it's worth watching just based on that. 8/10 for me :)
Worst job of Gervais for sure. Really bad and flat with no story no oneliners no fun no nothing.
it passes time fine. some jokes make you chuckle, others are just dumb, but overall you wont regret seeing it.
sooo Ricky's gf was script editor and BOTH of the duo didn't see that it was complete shit? WHAT HAPPENED
A radio correspondent (Eric Bana) and his technician (Ricky Gervais) lose their passports, so decide to stage a report from ‘Ecuador’ while actually being above a bar in New York.
The phrase “If you don’t have anything good to say, don’t say anything” comes to mind. I’ll break the rule here, but I’ll keep it short since there are no redeeming features to Special Correspondents. The writing is first-draft level stuff, the characters are paper thin and the story is so contrived it actually makes you a bit angry. At no point is it funny or witty.
There are hints of satire, with gentle prods at the gullibility of the media and the public in general, but nothing ever really hits home.
A real stinker from Gervais.