i'm giving it a two cos i kinda feel sorry for it otherwise it would have been less. its actually very sad a lot of the time but not sure its ever actually funny. in fact, it leaves you feeling pretty depressed which i'm not sure is the objective of comedy. pretty certain its not.
Perhaps I'm biased in that I consider "The Office" to be an essentially perfect piece of television art, with a neat bow of an ending, but it seems a shame for Ricky Gervais to follow up that fondly remembered show with a halfhearted Netflix special that feels created solely to be even more bleak and cruel than "The Office," and to strike a blow against perceived 'political correctness.' So...mission accomplished?
I am a big fan of Ricky Gervais as David Brent in The Office which is one of my all-time favourite TV shows. I therefore had high hopes for this movie and expected some fantastically entertaining cringe moments and big laughs. However, I came away feeling very disappointed and not especially entertained. The Office this isn't.