Read the books a few years ago, found episodes of the tv show. Lots of action and humor. This update was ham handed and clumsy. Really hard to believe Peter Berg directed this, there are so many basic filmmaking issues. Look like an early effort from an AFI dropout. And the script's a cliche ridden mess. I did like Marc Maron.
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Spenser Confidential (2020)
Spenser Confidential is a movie starring Mark Wahlberg, Colleen Camp, and Iliza Shlesinger. When two Boston police officers are murdered, ex-cop Spenser teams up with his no-nonsense roommate, Hawk, to take down criminals.
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Spenser (Mark Wahlberg) - an ex-cop better known for making trouble than solving it - just got out of prison and is leaving Boston for good. But first he gets roped into helping his old boxing coach and mentor, Henry (Alan Arkin), with a promising amateur. That's Hawk (Winston Duke), a brash, no-nonsense MMA fighter convinced he'll be a tougher opponent than Spenser ever was. When two of Spenser's former colleagues turn up murdered, he recruits Hawk and his foul-mouthed ex-girlfriend, Cissy (Iliza Shlesinger), to help him investigate and bring the culprits to justice. From director Peter Berg, SPENSER CONFIDENTIAL is an action-comedy co-starring Bokeem Woodbine, Marc Maron and Austin Post. Inspired by Robert B. Parker's Wonderland, a best-selling novel by Ace Atkins.
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DisappointingReviewed bycjbarrettVote: 3/10
I liked the movie, but the characters are nothing like the book series by Robert B. Parker and later, Ace Atkins. If you are a fan of the books, like I am, this is not Spenser, Hawk and Henry. Even Pearl the Wonder Dog is wrong! However, if you watch it as a straight up action movie and leave all preconceived notions behind you should enjoy it.
Directed by Peter Berg. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Winston Duke, Alan Arkin, Ilza Shlesinger, Bokeem Woodbine, Hope Olaide Wilson, Michael Gaston, Mark Maron, Colleen Camp, Ayana Brown, Dustin Tucker, Austin Post. (R)
Crooked police captain Gaston gets killed the same day that ex-cop/ex-con Spenser (Wahlberg) gets out of the joint; Spenser had a grudge against the deceased, but decides to investigate anyway, blowing the lid off a stewpot of dirty cops, drugs, murder conspiracies, the usual. Garden variety convoluted-but-uninteresting action-noir-mystery is a study in tonal disarray, with scenes of somber reflection and brutish violence crashing against Shlesinger's abrasive "Bahston" kook and Arkin's patented irascible wisecracks. Filmmakers try to solve the erratic pacing issues by having a fight break out every twenty minutes or so; fortunately, the music and camera filters will cue the appropriate whooping or cringing response. Duke, as a soft-spoken "gentle giant" of a wannabe-MMA fighter, plays the only compelling character onscreen (when not forced to go through the "buddy comedy" motions). Based on the private eye character created by Robert B. Parker (previously the subject of television series "Spenser: For Hire").