Sorry to Bother You Reviews

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March 2, 2019
That's the brilliant thing about Sorry to Bother You: it's a multi-layered statement about our current social & political climate - and it's also really, really, REALLY funny.
February 16, 2019
Sorry to Bother You mixes biting socio-political satire and excellent performances from a varied cast with outlandish imagery and imaginative direction.
February 7, 2019
An insane piece of social satire for an era that's losing its mind in real time, and it's one of the best films of 2018.
February 6, 2019
It's smart and weird, a philosophical car crash of a modern-day fable filled with thoughtful ideas and dark jokes and magical realism - the kind of movie that dares you to categorize it because it knows you can't.
February 5, 2019
A hilarious, intelligent, and socially relevant satire of American business and capitalism, and hands-down one of the best films of 2018.
February 1, 2019
Sorry To Bother You is not just a film about code-switching and upward mobility in a corporate structure. It is a film that comments on the dangers of capitalism and how one could lose themselves trying to keep up with the Joneses.
January 29, 2019
Even if the deadpan humor doesn't always triumph, there is some mordant social commentary expressed with a satirical posture, which sort of replaces it.
January 28, 2019
Refuses to be shrugged off, ignored or overlooked.
January 22, 2019
One of the best debut feature films from a first time writer-director you will ever see.
January 19, 2019
You can have interesting ideas and creative storytelling methods but if it is presented in a maddening, chaotic way than we leave feeling frustrated more than inspired.
January 10, 2019
The acting is effective and the story moves right along. Director and writer Boots Riley has produced a wonderful screenplay and an extremely impressive debut film.
January 7, 2019
Like Sergio Aragones scrawling cartoons in the margins of Mad magazine, Riley fills the frame with more jokes and ideas than can be apprehended in one viewing; the result is a film that teems with and celebrates life, even in the context of a dystopia.
January 4, 2019
This comedic dig at capitalism and broken race relations mixes the sweet with the sour, the silly with the serious.
December 28, 2018
Anchored by his working-class angst, Riley takes broad aim at the slippery target of 21st-century capitalism, that hydra-headed dynamo with its endless powers of absorbing dissent and selling it back to the disaffected masses as neutered heroism.
December 22, 2018
The African-American perspective that runs so powerfully through this work is the essential component that gives it its battle cry. Norma Rae gets its shoutout, but that was then. Sorry to Bother You and the saga of Cassius Green is our now.
December 22, 2018
This outrageous film is a frenzy of social satire that's as disheveled as it is provocative, and it's a strong, audacious effort from a fresh and progressive new voice in cinema.
December 21, 2018
Wildly visually explosive and supremely confident...
December 20, 2018
While Sorry to Bother You is off-the-wall and hilariously bizarre, its message is firmly grounded in the recognisable injustice of a system whose decadence is seeing it teetering on the edge of collapse.
December 20, 2018
The delightful and assured cast lead the story with complete control through its craziest moments, and this dystopian madness is utterly believable in their capable hands.
December 18, 2018
While it's very much a first film, replete with narrative digressions and some big swings that don't quite land, it's bursting at the seams with creativity, big ideas and several standout turns.
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