NEW ON NETFLIX REVIEW! The gang’s back together in Killing Gunther. By gang, I mean the cast of Saturday Night Live from the past few seasons. Specifically, I am talking about its writer/director Taran Killam plus Bobby Moynihan and Paul Brittain. Do you know them? Killing Gunther is essentially a personality piece. If you’re a fan of them and Arnold Schwarzenegger, you’ll like this film. If you’re a fan of incredibly silly films, you’ll like this film. Otherwise, you probably won’t.
Tarran Killam is the assassin, Blake. His goal is to be the best assassin. Being the best means killing the best. The best is Gunther. And of course, Blake has brought a film crew together to document his quest.
“His goal is to be the best assassin. Being the best means killing the best. The best is Gunther.”
Knowing he can’t do it alone, Blake pulls together an elite…ugh, an available team of assassins comprised of the deadly Sanaa (Hannah Simone), explosives expert Donnie (Bobbie Moynihan), computer guy Gabe (Paul Brittain), master of poison Yong (Aaron Yoo), and twins Barold and Mia (Ryan Gaul and Allison Tolman).
Killing Gunther is packed with silly subplots. Blake’s ex-girlfriend, Lisa (Cobie Smulders), left him long ago for Gunther. A sweet love story develops between Donnie and Sanaa, and it goes horribly wrong. What about the unseen camera crew that becomes Blake’s unknowing hostage.