Karsten’s review published on Letterboxd:
It's like Magnolia, but shit.
Seriously though, this is unbelievably terrible, and it baffles me how something like this could ever be considered for Best Picture, let alone win. The script is fucking atrocious. A tedious web of hollow plot threads, featuring characters that never feel like real human beings, and riddled with absolutely horrendous dialogue. And don't even get me started on the utterly vacuous racial commentary. Worst of all, it's delivered in such an obnoxiously heavy handed manner, in which it tries so desperately to give off a level of gravitas that it simply does not earn, and instead of finding it moving or heartfelt, I only find it laughable. Even with a cast as talented and star-studded as the one here, none of them could've done anything to save this complete and utter train wreck of a film.