May skirt the truth when it comes to history but it uncovers a pure vein when exploring Mary’s inner life.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2020-11-03
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Sexual Content, Profanity)
Director: Gerard Bush & Christopher Renz
Cast: Janelle Monae, Eric Lange, Jena Malone, Jack Huston, Kiersey Clemons, Gabourey Sidibe, Marque Richardson, Tongayi Chirisa, Lily Cowles
"Twilight Zone" elements aside, the movie never loses sight of its twin objectives: maintain suspense and emphasize a message about the enduring, pernicious power of racism.
Seth Rogen, playing two roles and showing no chemistry with himself, is in “comedy mode” here but the material isn’t funny enough for that to work.
Offers a few standout moments set adrift in a sea of underdeveloped characters, incomplete backstory elements, and abbreviated world building.