Suburbicon Reviews

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November 24, 2017
Feels like a bone-headed clone of Fargo.
November 23, 2017
Watchable, lively, intricately designed, but with exotic plot contrivances and parallel storylines that don't fully gel.
November 2, 2017
The black characters are barely characters at all, and the murder mystery is a Hollywood hand-me-down.
November 2, 2017
Suburbicon gives away the game on its mystery a bit too soon, but it's still fun watching the various shoes drop.
November 1, 2017
It's a high-wire storytelling act that's difficult to imagine any director executing appropriately, and Clooney doesn't come remotely close to nailing it.
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October 30, 2017
It's A Raisin in the Sun Meets The Donna Reed Show.
October 30, 2017
Only occasionally does an image strike a lyrical blow and yield the creepy effect that Clooney is aiming for ...
October 28, 2017
Clooney is too talented a filmmaker not to get in his licks. But this alternately comic and deadly earnest satire of the dark underbelly of 1950s suburbia -the Coen brothers had a hand in the script-is a movie that feels tonally at war with itself.
October 27, 2017
Do we need to be told, yet again, that evil lurks beneath the picture-perfect surface of American suburbia?
October 27, 2017
Suburbicon goes immediately to the front of the line of contenders for the most disappointing film of 2017.
October 27, 2017
Really, all in all, Clooney's made a good movie. But he could have made a great one -- if he'd been willing to settle for one movie.
October 27, 2017
Suburbicon never jells. Good intentions are not enough.
October 27, 2017
"Suburbicon" wants to say something about us, today, but it can't get the words right. It can't even get the language right. It's as marble-mouthed as its title.
October 27, 2017
The narrative automobile lurches from fifth gear to first, then swerves into a white picket fence and bursts into flames.
October 26, 2017
Suburbicon is not only unfunny, a bad sign for a black comedy, but deep-dyed dislikable.
October 26, 2017
I'm inclined to give Suburbicon a mild thumbs up.
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October 26, 2017
Suburbicon might be the biggest embarrassment to pious Hollywood liberalism since Crash won best picture in 2006.
October 26, 2017
... too obvious to be particularly subversive or revealing...
October 26, 2017
By the time Oscar Isaac swoops in with a fedora and a wolfish grin, the movie has become a bludgeoning pastiche.
October 26, 2017
A misguided mix of nasty comedy and civil rights drama.
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