Murder Mystery 2 release date, trailer, cast, plot and reviews for the Netflix movie

Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler in Murder Mystery 2
Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler, Murder Mystery 2 (Image credit: Courtesy of Netflix)

The newest Netflix hit is the hilarious comedy crime caper Murder Mystery 2, which has been at the top of the Netflix top 10 list ever since it debuted on March 31.

The movie reunites acting powerhouses Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston as the pair return as the Spitzes, a quirky yet effective detective duo whom we first met in Murder Mystery. This time they're heading to a tropical island, and then Paris, as they investigate a brand-new crime.

Along for the ride is a cast of new and returning characters, and you can check out our meet the Murder Mystery 2 cast guide to discover the rest. Now, here’s everything we know about Murder Mystery 2

Murder Mystery 2 release date

Murder Mystery 2 premiered on Netflix on Friday, March 31. Those hoping to tune into the sequel film will need a subscription to the streaming service. Currently, Netflix offers a few different subscriptions to choose from.  

Murder Mystery 2  trailer

Once again, Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston make a great comedic pairing judging by the trailer. Check it out. 

Murder Mystery 2 plot

Here is the official Murder Mystery 2 synopsis: 

"Now full-time detectives struggling to get their private eye agency off the ground, Nick and Audrey Spitz find themselves at the center of an international abduction when their friend the Maharaja is kidnapped at his own lavish wedding."

Murder Mystery 2 cast

Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler as Audrey and Nick Spitz in winter coats in Murder Mystery 2

Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler, Muder Mystery 2 (Image credit: Scott Yamano/Netflix)

Once again, leading the Murder Mystery 2 cast are Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston. Sandler is an Emmy-nominated comedian who has a long history of starring in comedy blockbusters. He’s previously been seen in projects like The Waterboy, Big Daddy, Grown Ups, Grown Ups 2 and Sandy Wexler. He was most recently spotted in the drama Hustle

To many, Aniston will forever be Rachel Green from the legendary show Friends. However, she’s also starred in movies such as Horrible Bosses, Horrible Bosses 2, The Break-Up and Marley & Me. She currently stars in The Morning Show on Apple TV Plus.

Joining Sandler and Aniston are the following actors:   

  • Adeel Akhtar (Enola Holmes 2)   
  • John Kani (Black Panther)  
  • Mark Strong (Tár)  
  • Mélanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds)   
  • Jodie Turner-Smith (Queen & Slim)  
  • Kuhoo Verma (Plan B)  
  • Enrique Arce (Money Heist)  
  • Dany Boon (Stuck Together)  
  • Zurin Villanueva (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Get to know more about the characters and the actors that play them in our Murder Mystery 2 casting piece

Murder Mystery 2 reviews

The film is getting mixed reviews and as of April 6, received a 45% critic and 52% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes

Frank Scheck of The Hollywood Reporter says the movie, “leans heavily on strained gags and physical slapstick that mostly don’t land, unless you find such things as business cards equipped with dental floss inherently funny.” 

Owen Gleiberman of Variety states, “The Murder Mystery films aren’t great mysteries, but they don’t have to be. They’re good enough.” 

Murder Mystery 2 director

Jeremy Garelick took on the role of director for Murder Mystery 2. This isn’t Garelick’s first time directing a comedy. He’s previously directed The Binge, The Wedding Ringer and he’s also been behind the scenes leading things for the limited series Best. Worst. Weekend. Ever. 

Terrell Smith

Terrell Smith has a diverse writing background having penned material for a wide array of clients including the federal government and Bravo television personalities.  When he’s not writing as Terrell, he’s writing under his pseudonym Tavion Scott, creating scripts for his audio drama podcasts. Terrell is a huge fan of great storytelling when it comes to television and film. Some of his favorite shows include The CrownWandaVision, Abbot Elementary and Godfather of HarlemAnd a fun fact is he's completely dialed into the TLC 90 Day Fiancé universe.