Live Cargo

2017

Live Cargo

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36%

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Total Count: 11

81%

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Lakeith Stanfield, Dree Hemingway, Robert Wisdom, Leonard Earl How, Sam Dillon Synopsis: Following a devastating loss, Nadine and Lewis retreat to a small Bahamian island where Nadine's family has kept a house for many years. As they try to heal and move forward with their relationship, the community on the island shows signs of unraveling -- with the island's mayor, Roy, squaring off against Doughboy, a human trafficker who manipulates the impressionable homeless teenager Myron into assisting with his smuggling operation.

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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (7)

  • Logan Sandler's "Live Cargo" is stuffed with arty close-ups and stunning backdrops, but the emotions to connect them are missing.

    Apr 6, 2017 | Full Review…
  • The black-and-white debut of writer-director Logan Sandler is just sharp enough to complicate its clichés with strong performances and a mesmerizing tone that pushes the mopey proceedings into psychological thriller territory.

    Apr 6, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

    Eric Kohn

    indieWire
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  • A film that confuses silence with great insight, beautiful imagery with emotion and the empty with the profound.

    Mar 31, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Absolutely breathtaking black-and-white neo-noir cinematography by Daniella Nowitz adds depth and emotional context. But it can't fully flesh out the story ...

    Mar 30, 2017 | Full Review…
  • The need to tell a story and the desire not to collide in Live Cargo, the narratively uneven but visually exquisite debut feature from writer-director Logan Sandler.

    Mar 29, 2017 | Full Review…
  • "Live Cargo" is one of the most evocatively shot debut films in recent memory, which is why its shabby storytelling is such a crushing disappointment.

    Mar 21, 2017 | Full Review…

    Nick Schager

    Variety
    Top Critic

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