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No case too hard. No case too tough.
A group of former Encyclopedia Brown-style child-detectives struggle to solve an adult mystery.
This is like Community: The Movie, minus some characters but this reminds me a lot of Community's humor and it's just as hilarious. The only thing that would make this better is if Abed was somewhere in this. Hell, I'd pay to see that....
Troy and Abed in the MOOVIE!
The cult of this film needs to be bigger.
I can't tell if the acting was purposely bad or not, but goddamn this movie is fucking hysterical.
Always one of my favorites to watch with friends.
A highly slept on comedy that I wish was seen by more people. Everyone that I've shown this to has loved it.
This movie is such a guilty pleasure for me, I love everything about it. Over the years I've shown it to numerous people and had a great time laughing at the jokes to the point now when I watch it with people they get mad at me for quoting it too much.
I love DC Pierson, Dominick Dierkes & Donald Glover all in their own regards, but as Derrick Comedy I think they are great. This film features some great cameos from some of todays bigger comedy stars before they were big.
It's a great film to check out if you're looking to have a good time and a great film to watch with friends.
AND THESE ARE MY SONS, BENNY AND.... THE JETS.
I've watched this movie a dozen times. The only time I've turned it off was to have sex.
Every time I hear that kid say "oh fuck, it's Mystery Team" I fucking lose it.
Also if you're in this movie there is a good chance you ended up in a show on NBC for some weird reason.
Three high school seniors are still living their childhood dream of being ace junior detectives when they're asked to solve a murder case. The clever script and appealing cast can't save this misdirected film that began life as internet shorts. It initially appears to be an appealing family film like anything Disney might churn out, but it's loaded with so much language, nudity, sex, and grotesqueries that I don't have a clue who the audience is. 8-year-old adults? Too bad, because there's some real humor in there.
I was up to my eyeballs in Encyclopedia Brown and the Hardy Boys in my formative years. This comedy apes that genre, transporting those same kind of know-it-all boy detectives to the present day, like people lost in time. The Mystery Team is 3 boy-men who refuse to grow-up: Jason, the master of disguise...whose disguises are dated and lame; Duncan, boy genius...who really just memorized a bunch of trivia; and Charlie, the "strongest kid in town"...who is skinny as a rake and dumber than box of rocks. In their younger days, they were local heroes. Except now they are all 18-year-olds carrying on like they are twelve, trying to sleuth out various injustices in the neighborhood while riding around on…
Mystery Team is at once charming in the way it plays its premise (the not so grownup grownups solving mysteries) straight, and at once infuriatingly juvenile. Relying far too much on gross-out gags and shock humour, the film feels like it knew stretching out the main conceit of the narrative couldn't really support a feature length film.
At times feeling like an extended SNL skit, Mystery Team is a film that should have been more confident in the subtle moments where the humour hits quite well.
Had to watch for Donald Glover; better (funny, well shot, awesome cast) than I expected it to be.
So incredibly weird but also weirdly charming.
remember the very 2009 dream of online sketch groups being able to make a successful movie based on talent and motivation alone? nowadays they're lucky to get short-lived deep cable TV series. that this is very much an independent affair, with the lead actor-writers also taking up scoring and art direction, is felt. and it's main goal is just to be funny, which already puts it ahead of most independent comedy. What makes this worth revisiting for me is the simplicity of the central idea—what if three kid detectives fresh out of mystery fiction for fifth graders grew up and were tossed into a sleazy primetime TV crime thriller—and the attention to detail in executing that idea.