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2016 1.6/5 TV-MA UltraHD 101 minutes

When they lose their passports, a bickering radio team invents phony reports from a combat zone in a ruse that becomes increasingly complicated.

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Eric Bana, Ricky Gervais, Vera Farmiga, Kelly Macdonald, Kevin Pollak, America Ferrera, Raúl Castillo, Benjamin Bratt Directed by Ricky Gervais

Comedies, Dark Comedies, Satires

Languages: German, Italian, French, Spanish

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A tepid Gervais is better than no Gervais at all, and Special Correspondents has its moments, most of which are supplied by supporting cast members like America Ferrera and Vera Farmiga.

David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle, 2016-04-28

 

It's not exactly breaking news, but the British comic certainly has fun going for broke.

Edward Douglas, New York Daily News, 2016-04-27

 

There's nothing wrong with the type of movie "Special Correspondents" wants to be. The problem is that Mr. Gervais doesn't appear capable of making a good version of it.

Mike Hale, New York Times, 2016-04-28

 

Let me be clear: Nothing about Special Correspondents is relevant or interesting about media, warfare, or human nature.

Sonia Saraiya, Salon.com, 2016-04-28

 

What Gervais may have previously turned into a pointed satire of the news media instead becomes a flimsy farce that's surprisingly low on laughs.

Kevin P. Sullivan, Entertainment Weekly, 2016-04-28

 

Whatever point it might have is dulled by Gervais' cursory direction and a shortage of real-world overlap.

Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, AV Club, 2016-04-28

 

Netflix's ill-conceived satire marks a career low for writer-director-star Ricky Gervais.

Keith Uhlich, Hollywood Reporter, 2016-04-24

 

Gervais' script mistakenly assumes that its ever-more-troublesome plot twists are alone enough to prop up the proceedings. With each new development, though, the film becomes slightly creakier ...

Nick Schager, Variety, 2016-04-24

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