U.S. Release Date: 2021-12-10
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Director: Ric Roman Waugh
Cast: Stephan James, J.K. Simmons, Alexander Ludwig, Lil Rel Howery, Tim Blake Nelson, Andrew Bachelor, Jeffrey Donovan, David Koechner, Kristin Chenoweth, Timothy Olyphant, Uzo Aduba
Effective as an ode to cynical realism but it’s uneven at best as a slice of drama.
Never takes itself too seriously, delivers all the goods one expects from this sort of action-thriller, and doesn’t overstay its welcome.
A quietly intense alternative to generic horror movies that provides its share of scares without the need to splatter the screen with blood and viscera.
U.S. Release Date: 2021-07-01
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: Don Cheadle, Benicio Del Toro, David Harbour, Amy Seimetz, Jon Hamm, Ray Liotta, Kieran Culkin, Noah Jupe, Brendan Fraser, Bill Duke, Julia Fox, Matt Damon
Soderbergh constructs a masterful tale of escalating crime, filled with anti-heroes, outright villains, and low-key twists at every turn.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2021-12-21
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga
Cast: Daniel Craig, Jeffrey Wright, Lea Seydoux, Rami Malek, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Lashana Lynch, Ben Whishaw, Christoph Waltz, Ana de Armas, Billy Magnussen, Rory Kinnear, David Dencik
The film’s occasional overreaches aren’t always a negative; the high points are very high and, when it’s all over, most viewers will remember them.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2022-03-22
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, Richard Jenkins, Willem Dafoe, Toni Collette, David Strathairn, Ron Perlman, Holt McCallany
The end result is unsettling and reminiscent of what Hitchcock might have done with this premise.
The escapism on offer here isn’t of a light and airy nature but instead provides insight into the darker, obsessive aspects of the human experience.