I Care a Lot Reviews

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February 19, 2021
In I Care a Lot, Pike takes [J] Blakeson's morally complex script and adds a whole new layer - daring us to hold up this despicable character as some twisted vision of female empowerment. It's a clever trick.
February 19, 2021
"I Care a Lot" is cleverly plotted to the extent that the film lets viewers feel like they are accomplices in the subterfuge. Part of the film's giddy fun is waiting to see if, when, and how Marla and/or Roman will be taken down.
February 19, 2021
The film is arch, but no triumph, an airless exercise in mistrusting its audience, and all of it is accompanied by pummeling music that sounds like a Vangelis wannabe recorded during a brownout.
February 19, 2021
Blakeson's confidence orchestrating all this vicious, unrepentantly debauched chaos is never in doubt.
February 19, 2021
Marla, in her spiky stilettos and even sharper-edged blond bob, is barely a sketch, let alone a character; there's no charisma for her cool greed to latch onto. And she makes it hard to care much for I Care a Lot.
February 19, 2021
Sure, the blithe, parasitic nature of these characters is disturbing, but the verve of the storytelling on display keeps you hooked, as does the ever-versatile Pike.
February 19, 2021
If you're in the mood for bracing nihilism, welcome to one of the most savage films of the year.
February 19, 2021
A shockingly funny sendup of our money-trumps-morals culture starring a dynamite Rosamund Pike who outdoes her 'Gone Girl' evil by partnering in crime with the great Peter Dinklage for the most delicious, decadent treat of the new movie year.
February 19, 2021
Blakeson puts such a colorful, over-the-top sheen on it, plus lets Pike and Dinklage loose on each other, that you can't help but be entertained by the criminal carnage and extreme shenanigans.
February 19, 2021
A pitch-black, punchy satire on capitalism and care homes with lip-smacking performances from Rosamund Pike and Peter Dinklage.
February 19, 2021
Writer-director J Blakeson ("The 5th Wave") tries to position "I Care A Lot" as a pitch-black comedy or a satire aimed at, hmm, the state, maybe? But he ends up with a noxious story...
February 19, 2021
It's not essential, and it's not for everybody. But for those who prefer their pulp to carry the faint aroma of moral rot, this movie is a real treat.
February 19, 2021
It belatedly tries to grow a heart in its closing scenes, tossing off its snarky, self-satisfied cynicism and making a half-hearted lurch toward catharsis. It wants you to care, more than it cares to admit.
February 18, 2021
How are we supposed to choose between a grave robber and a Russian mob boss? Who cares?
February 18, 2021
"I Care a Lot" coils and strikes like a snake as it slithers toward a shocking finale.
February 18, 2021
Rosamund Pike plays wicked scheming with brio - you could say she puts a shine on it.
February 18, 2021
The acting's uniformly strong, and the script is distressingly weak.
February 18, 2021
"I Care a Lot" has ultimately no way of resolving its fairly ludicrous plot. But it's strong, gripping, unpredictable pulp, and Pike pulls something off that few else could as a protagonist.
February 18, 2021
It does a great job in challenging preconceived ideas around action and consequence while asking some commendably pertinent questions about the failure of the American dream.
February 18, 2021
With its ice-pick dialogue and gleefully ironic title, "I Care a Lot" is a slick, savage caper with roots in a real-world scam.
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