Horrible Bosses 2 review – a vulgar, depressing bromance

Blimey, this is miserable.

From the sub-Austin Powers sight-gags to jokes about coprophilia with Jennifer Aniston (really), this depressingly vulgar bromance left me longing for the days when mainstream comedy had more to offer than a bunch of middle-aged men morosely playing with their dicks.

The set-up is lazy (our three antiheroes turn to 9 to 5-inspired kidnapping), the humour predictable, the sentimentality insufferable. Kevin Spacey and Jamie Foxx pick up “don’t blame me” cameo cheques; Christoph Waltz looks desperate to be out of there; Chris Pine just looks desperate. As always, the end-credits outtakes attest that the cast found it all hilarious. Good for them. Bad for us.

Powered by Guardian.co.ukThis article was written by Mark Kermode, Observer film critic, for The Observer on Sunday 30th November 2014 00.07 Europe/London

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