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Sorry to Bother You (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Fearlessly ambitious, scathingly funny, and thoroughly original, Sorry to Bother You loudly heralds the arrival of a fresh filmmaking talent in writer-director Boots Riley.

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In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) discovers a magical key to professional success, which propels him into a macabre universe of "powercalling" that leads to material glory. But the upswing in Cassius' career raises serious red flags with his girlfriend Detroit (Tessa Thompson), a performance artist and minimum-wage striver who's secretly part of a Banksy-style activist collective. As his friends and co-workers organize in protest of corporate oppression, Cassius falls under the spell of his company's cocaine-snorting CEO Steve Lift (Armie Hammer), who offers him a salary beyond his wildest dreams.

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LaKeith Stanfield
as Cassius Green
Armie Hammer
as Steve Lift
Terry Crews
as Sergio Green
Steven Yeun
as Squeeze
Omari Hardwick
as Mr. Blank
Danny Glover
as Langston
Patton Oswalt
as White Mr. Blank
David Cross
as White Cassius Green
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It should throw the viewer for a loop, because it's a reflection of the insane times we live in.

July 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Sorry to Bother You ponders the danger of trying to assimilate into the white world, but at heart it's a multiracial, proletarian call to arms.

July 20, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Telemarketers as targets from which satire flows eternal were spigotted about the same time as mall cops, and that's not all this jammed-scattergun approach to comedy has in common with the terminally dopey Paul Blart.

July 13, 2018 | Rating: 0/5 | Full Review…

It's a provocative, serious, ridiculous, screwy concoction about whiteface, cultural code-switching, African-American identities and twisted new forms of wage slavery, beyond previously known ethical limits.

July 13, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

"Sorry to Bother You" is an uncompromising and timely film of unapologetic brilliance.

July 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Sorry to Bother You, the feature debut of writer-director Boots Riley, and the no-contest wildest comedy of the season, will keep your mind busy for weeks.

July 13, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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