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Suburbicon Reviews

September 14, 2017
This startling misfire is a tonal disaster from start to finish.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 10, 2017
Suburbicon is so inoffensive in its competently mounted quirk that you won't mourn the film that might have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 10, 2017
I frankly don't know why Suburbicon happened. I do know that pulpy black comedy combined with a straight-ahead story of racism translates into sanctimonious pulp.
September 9, 2017
"Suburbicon" is a surprisingly tone-deaf combination of two wildly different stories that simply don't work in concert.
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September 8, 2017
Clooney creates a vague vintage aura ... but he seems lost as to how to replicate the [Coens'] sardonic tweaking of old genre tropes. The tone swings wildly scene to scene.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 7, 2017
Whatever stabs at dark comedy, social satire and noir-esque murder mystery the Coens may have once been mulling with Suburbicon are only superficial wounds in [George] Clooney's hands.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 5, 2017
An undeniably entertaining watch, "Suburbicon" stumbles when it tries to recycle effective old ingredients into something new.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 5, 2017
The filmmakers never let us forget how hip they are to humanity's dark side, and their hyperawareness is more wearying than it is illuminating.
September 2, 2017
There's a lot of entertainment value in the movie's bits, because Clooney is not only an excellent director of actors, he's got a great eye for shots and a good head for individual scenes.
September 2, 2017
It pushes too hard from the start, then steadily goes off the rails from dark to dyspeptic, lacking the originality, bite or tonal consistency to make up for dipping from a very familiar James M. Cain well.
September 2, 2017
A lightly sneaky and entertaining movie.
September 2, 2017
A garish and overblown crime melodrama that combines clumsy noir with lame jabs at 1950s suburban conformity and racism, two subjects whose satirical sell-by date are now decades past.