Director Nash Edgerton, working from a script by his brother Joel, understands that when you're putting a puzzle together, some of the pieces have rounded corners -- but a lot of them have sharp edges that draw blood.
Given the track record of director Shawn Levy, I approached Date Night with a certain amount of dread -- OK, a lot of dread. So let me say straight off that Date Night isn't terrible -- and I mean that as the mildest of praise.
Perrier's Bounty is delicious and propulsive, a film that rarely pauses to let the viewer catch his breath. It's an expert blend of thrills, laughs and jeopardy - like a strong Irish coffee with a jolt of pepper.