The Man From Toronto has a hilarious and dumb premise and a fine pair of stars. However, this spineless comedy mismatches its promising elements and winds up as neither funny or thrilling.
In fact, The Man From Toronto is the kind of vacuous film you could have sworn you saw before and swear you won’t again. An awkward social loser (Kevin Hart) gets himself into trouble. A gang mistakes him for someone else. He teams up with that person (Woody Harrelson) to do something. Done. Sounds familiar?
Why does Netflix keep doing this? I get that they need content, and they don’t own successful franchises, but this movie is like filling a barrel full of $100 bills and lighting it on fire before using any of it on the laughable CGI effects.
I don’t know. Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe Netflix’s mission these days is to create lazy, laugh-free content that’s destined to serve as background noise for users. If that’s the case, SUCCESS!
Anyhow, it’s a sore spot for me knowing that a film like this will gain far more traction by default by hitting targets on an algorithm rather than having any level of quality associated with it. 🤷🏻♂️.
Should you watch it?
The movie could have been sharper with much more care all around. Sadly, it’s ends up as another generic action comedy with barely any comedy.
Where can I watch it?
You can stream The Man From Toronto exclusively on Netflix everywhere.