A visual and auditory feast but narratively a little flat. The final act is pretty spectacular though. You can see bits and pieces from Mann’s future films. Also how much was Driver influenced by this one?
A nice throwback to the 90s action/thrillers I grew up on. I enjoyed it much more than I expected. Then again I like most of Sheridans films. He always sets his stories in interesting settings but his characters tend to be a bit cliche. The casting of Angelina Jolie was a bit off for me, her acting was fine but I struggled buying her as the main character. She is one of those actors that is hard to see past…
I'm surprised this was practically shut out at during awards season. Such a beautiful yet painful film. The film thoughtfully deals with doubt and the silence of God that can sometimes accompany that feeling. It tackles western cultures white savior complex. Some very moving and absolutely stunning camera work. I wish Scorsese would have been a bit more ambiguous with the ending.
I can see this one becoming a cult classic.
Sorry to Bother You starts out as a stylish and brutally funny critique of capitalism and takes one of the most absurd twist in film history. Along the way it features some biting commentary on what it means to be black and successful in America, a country that seems to tell black people to make the most of yourself, but do it while playing by our rules... or else.