Reasons why ‘Spenser Confidential’ is ‘appallingly bad’

A scene from “Spenser Confidential.” Credit: Daniel McFadden.

Our critics review Disney-Pixar’s “Onward,” about two elf brothers who inherit a magical staff after their dad passed away; “Spenser Confidential,” about a former police detective who returns to Boston to figure out a murder conspiracy, starring Post Malone, Marc Maron and Iliza Schlezinger; “The Way Back,” about a former high school basketball star who accepts a coaching job at his alma mater; “First Cow,” which is set in the mid-19th century and profiles the friendship between a white man and a Chinese man who start an artisanal snack company together.

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