Cargo Reviews

September 22, 2019
There's no pleasure in saying this was a disappointment. Something powerful was expected right out the gate, but Kareem Mortimer's film leans away from making such statements as if it's too hard to tackle the nuances it sets up.
September 9, 2019
The slow pace and darkly disturbing narrative are sometimes a bit taxing, but the complex, messy characters remain deeply compelling.
June 4, 2019
While lacking technical finesse and being too sluggishly paced for its own good, Cargo delivers plenty of singular atmosphere in its all too timely tale of a fisherman turned human smuggler.
May 21, 2019
A human trafficking drama with an arresting setting, hackneyed dialogue and a dogged determination to stick to the less interesting of the two stories it chooses to tell.
February 22, 2019
A fascinating study not just of grief, but of the difficulty of working in such perilous circumstances.
August 8, 2018
Does the movie hold up to the strength of its metaphor? Not quite.
May 31, 2018
I liked Cargo because it's a movie that says, elliptically, that colonialism screwed up the lives of indigenous people.