Movie Review: Murder Mystery 2 * More Hilarious Than The Original, Great Plot Twists, Perfect Amount Of Suspense And Comedy
Four years after solving their first murder mystery, Nick and Audrey Spitz (Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston) are now full-time detectives struggling to get their private eye agency off the ground when they’re invited to celebrate the wedding of their friend the Maharaja (Adeel Akhtar) on his private island. But trouble follows the Spitzes again when the groom is kidnapped for ransom soon after the festivities begin — making each glamorous guest, family member, and the bride herself a suspect. Murder Mystery 2 sends Nick and Audrey Spitz on a high-stakes case that finally gives them everything they’ve ever dreamed of: a shot at their detective agency finally becoming successful…and their long-awaited trip to Paris. The film is directed by Jeremy Garelick and also stars Mark Strong, Mélanie Laurent, Jodie Turner-Smith, Kuhoo Verma, with John Kani, and Dany Boon.
KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Katherine S. comments, “Calling all murder mystery lovers! Murder Mystery 2 is even more hilarious than the original and the plot twists will keep you guessing until the very end. I love how this movie has the perfect amount of suspense and comedy to keep me both interested and entertained.” See her full review below.
Murder Mystery 2 By Katherine S., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 15
Calling all murder mystery lovers! Murder Mystery 2 is even more hilarious than the original and the plot twists will keep you guessing until the very end. I love how this movie has the perfect amount of suspense and comedy to keep me both interested and entertained.
The Spitzes have now – four years after their first mystery – created their own detective agency. However, they aren’t doing as well as they had hoped, so when their old friend (from the first movie) the Maharajah (Adeel Akhtar) invites them to his wedding, they take up his offer and use it as a much-needed break. However, Nick Spitz (Adam Sandler) and Audrey Spitz (Jennifer Aniston) seem to have bad luck on vacations, and this trip is no exception. The night before the wedding, Vik’s bodyguard gets killed and Vik gets kidnapped. So, the Spitzes must solve the mystery and get Vik back before he gets harmed!
Even though this is a sequel, it’s not necessary to watch the first movie. There are a couple characters from the old movie that reprise their role in this one, but it isn’t too important to know about their backstory to understand Murder Mystery 2. However, the first Murder Mystery is a very funny movie so I would recommend it anyway. And if you liked the first movie, you will love this one. I actually enjoyed this one more than the original because of its hysterical writing and engaging story. Although I enjoyed every single performance in this movie, the funniest performances come from Jennifer Aniston (Audrey), Adam Sandler (Nick), and Adeel Akhtar (Maharajah/Vik). The cleverness of the actors mixed with the crazy situations they find themselves in creates scenes that have so much humor. Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler have so much chemistry and throughout the movie, they seem like a genuinely married couple.
The messages of Murder Mystery 2 demonstrate the power of love and how going through difficult situations will only make it stronger and that it’s important to enjoy yourself along the way. The movie has mild profanity and violence and is rated PG-13.
Murder Mystery 3 gets 5 out of 5 stars from me and I recommend it for ages 12 to 18, plus adults. It comes out on Netflix on March 31, 2023.