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Vengeance (2022)

Suspense Comedy
Rated R
94 min.
Release Date
July 29, 2022
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Running Time
94 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated R for language and brief violence

Ben Manalowtiz (B.J. Novak) is an aspiring podcaster in search of a story. When the body of a woman he’d been hooking up with is discovered in an oil field, he stumbles onto exactly the sort of true-crime tale that could make his career. Traveling from New York to West Texas to investigate her death, the confident Ben quickly finds himself in over his head attempting to navigate a wildly unfamiliar culture, but he also... Full synopsis »

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In Vengeance, BJ Novak’s character from “The Office” travels to a remote Texas town to pretend to investigate the death (murder?) of a girl he once hooked up with but otherwise doesn’t remember. Not really funny, not quite a thriller, and certainly no drama, Novak, in his feature-length directorial debut, delivers a mildly alluring little story but also one that by not fitting cleanly into any one genre, doesn’t really make much of a mark. Full movie review »
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