U.S. Release Date: 2020-10-16
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence, Drugs)
Director: Aaron Sorkin
Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Ben Shenkman, Michael Keaton, Frank Langella, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mark Rylance, Danny Flaherty, Noah Robbins, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, John Carroll Lynch, Alex Sharp, Jeremy Strong, Sacha Baron Cohen, J.C. MacKenzie
The movie is both important in what it’s saying about freedom and democracy and enjoyable in its presentation of those themes.
Under ordinary circumstances, it would have been among a select group of “must see” releases during the summer of 2020. As things have turned out, it may be the only one.
More interested in applying non-standard cinematic tactics to enliven the facts rather than being enslaved by them.
Too little use of a rich palette of music and too much peddling of important themes like diversity and the evils of cultural appropriation.