By Catholic News Service
Unable to drive after outpatient eye surgery, an aggressively macho police detective (Dave Bautista) is forced to call an Uber when he suddenly gets a lead on the whereabouts of the drug dealer (Iko Uwais) he’s been obsessively pursuing ever since the pusher killed his partner. The timid driver who responds (Kumail Nanjiani) finds himself unwillingly drawn into the chase and into some perilous crimefighting.
Director Michael Dowse’s irritating odd-couple buddy movie does highlight the good influence the part-time chauffeur has on his passenger’s previously neglectful relationship with his grown daughter (Natalie Morales). But the occasional one-liners that work are far outnumbered, in Tripper Clancy’s script, by lazy, distasteful jokes.
Considerable harsh violence with gore, torture, much sexual humor, including a sight gag involving a glimpse of full male nudity, about a half-dozen uses of profanity, a couple of milder oaths, pervasive rough and crude language. The Catholic News Service classification is L — limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R — restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.