Birth Movies Death Review: Barry

Birth Movies Death

HBO's new half-hour comedy Barry - created by star Bill Hader and Silicon Valley's Alec Berg - is about the titular hitman from the Midwest, who journeys out to LA to perform a job, only to get sidetracked by a low-rent acting class run by a huckster nobody named Cousineau (Henry Winkler, in full Zuckerkorn mode). Only, it's not really about any of those things. Sure, there's violence - as Barry proves himself to be quite the killer early on - and the comedic ensemble (which includes Stephen Root as Barry's familial handler, and Glenn Fleshler as a sweater-sporting Chechen mob don) bounce off each other with the ease you'd expect from this collection of pure professionals.

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