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A shallow exercise in nastiness, contriving different ways that people can be cruel to each other.
The tangled plot is ultimately too simple, and the film's sociopolitical commentary too paltry. But "Lowlife" does have a refreshingly varied and up-to-date cast of characters. With seedy B-movies, just a little bit of ambition elevates the generic.
Nicely calibrates a twisty course between straight crime melodrama and black comedy, one that has cult-following potential among adventurous genre fans.
Being a debut feature, the film at times struggles to stay on track tonally-a graphic autopsy scene at the beginning seems to portend a much different kind of story-but once it rights itself, it's off like a bullet from the chamber of a gun.
A movie with the sole purpose of an adrenalin rush, designed to strap you to your seat, entertain you, and spit you back into reality, exhausted but satisfied.
A captivating feature debut despite some missteps, it flashes back to a time when every other filmmaking newcomer wanted to be Quentin Tarantino; surprisingly, it does not provoke the weary eye-rolling that greeted so many of those films.
A terrific movie -- well made and unpredictable, and announces the arrival of a genuinely exciting new filmmaker.
Lowlife gives a riveting snapshot into a world filled with criminals, yet it chooses to focus on the good within that deranged world. It weaves through multiple different plot lines, then sews them together seamlessly by the end of the film.
those who take chances or enjoy some danger in their cinema will be rewarded with one of the most thrilling debut features in recent memory and one of the very best films of 2018.
A quirky black comedy that weaves a complicated web of characters, Lowlife takes us back to early Tarantino.
Lowlife is a film that smacks you in the face with social commentary while a Mexican wrestler provides you with pulpy violent entertainment.
It might leave you with a similar feeling as when you first watched Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs or even Pulp Fiction.
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