Mystery Team
Mystery Team (2009)

Three would-be Encyclopedia Browns step into the world of grown-up crime in this independent comedy. When they were seven years old, "the Mystery Team" were three kids living in the same neighborhood in Oakdale who played at being… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 28, 2009
DVD Release Date: May 25, 2010
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Critic Score: 53% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

A pleasant, charming knockabout with a playfully imaginative sense of wit and a pleasingly assured visual style.

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Daniel M. Gold
New York Times

Not surprisingly, especially for a movie heavy on college humor, the results are hit-and-miss. Some bits fall thuddingly flat, and the characters are rarely more than stick figures.

Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Enjoyably crude and occasionally sharply observed dork comedy by Derrick Comedy, a troupe of young unknowns who have gained a YouTube following.

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Brian Miller
L.A. Weekly

Just because you're a hit on YouTube doesn't mean you should be making movies.

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David Fear
Time Out

Does the thought of watching grown men act like socially awkward boy wonders, while everyone tries not to look confused at their golly-gee shenanigans, crack you up?

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Brian Orndorf

Derrick Comedy would rather be gross and infantile, staging a routine of crass and witless sequences that reduce the film to tiresome cult comedy mechanics, clumsily scripted by the three stars.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Smutty, silly, groan-worthy in many places, inexplicably hilarious in others, Mystery Team is a guilty pleasure -- a deeply dumb movie made by pretty smart people.

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Peter Debruge

Genuinely funny but amateurishly constructed.

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Matt Pais

Spectacularly funny and refreshingly free of irony ... Way funnier than The Hangover, more clever than Sherlock Holmes.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Kase Vollebregt
Donald Glover carries the entire film and does a considerably funny job doing so, but it's not enough to keep the plot on track without any help from his… More
Jay Hutchinson
Not at all the most well-made or interesting film, but much of the film is laugh-out-loud hilarious thanks to the trio's rather random script. No, this… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"One big case. Zero clue."</i> A group of former Encyclopedia Brown-style child-detectives struggle to solve an adult mystery.… More
Drew Smith
A one-joke Youtube video that goes on for ninety minutes. Your thirteen-year-old brother may enjoy this.
Steve K
The humor grows grows on you eventually, leading to some outright guffaws.
Aaron Neuwirth
(After falling on the stage in a strip club) Jason: The floor is wet and it smells like cold cuts. From the creators of the popular online videos, Derrick… More