Sorry to Bother You (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes

Sorry to Bother You (2018)



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A black telemarketer's prowess as a salesman skyrockets when he adopts a "white voice." As he scales the corporate ladder, his personal loyalties, his activist girlfriend and his CEO's questionable ethics prompt him to examine his conscience.


Armie Hammer
as Steve Lift
LaKeith Stanfield
as Cassius Green
Terry Crews
as Sergio Green
Danny Glover
as Langston
Omari Hardwick
as Mr. Blank
Steven Yeun
as Squeeze
Patton Oswalt
as White Mr. Blank
David Cross
as White Cassius Green
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Critic Reviews for Sorry to Bother You

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (7)

There's nothing safe about Boots Riley's film-nothing predictable, nothing derivative or generic, nothing routine. It is what we want from Sundance in that it's a confrontational, unforgettable announcement of a new talent.

January 29, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a hugely ambitious project that ultimately caves under the weight of its own artistic intentions, but that shouldn't stop this revolutionary statement from making its mark.

January 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Sorry to Bother You is a house party of a movie, some rooms more lively than others, some you wish you could spend more time in, some downright unforgettable in the best way.

January 24, 2018 | Full Review…

A scattershot, intermittently pointed satire whose jokes and insights land with about the same (in)frequency.

January 23, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Some of it works, some of it leaves you scratching your head. But director Boots Riley is one to watch.

January 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Sorry to Bother You is already a whip-smart satire of racial dynamics in the workplace when it's about a black telemarketer who uses a white voice to improve his business. Then the naked human-horse mutants show up.

January 22, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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