The Hummingbird Project Reviews

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July 10, 2019
It is [Jesse] Eisenberg's best work in years.
June 17, 2019
Although sometimes it gets bogged down in the details of drilling, The Hummingbird Project extracts enough entertainment value from an unpromising premise, greatly helped by Jesse Eisenberg finding the humanity in his hustler.
June 17, 2019
This has to go down as one of the nicest surprises of early summer - clever, ambitious and beautifully acted by Jesse Eisenberg and Alexander Skarsgård, who surely gives one of the best performances of his career.
June 17, 2019
But, while it falls some way below the standards set by Nguyen's Oscar-nominated child-soldier saga, War Witch (2012), this has a cockeyed conviction that keeps you watching.
June 16, 2019
Part thriller, part family drama, part satirical commentary on the way that the pursuit of wealth is a cultural cancer that taints everything it touches, The Hummingbird Project is no less compelling for its odd mishmash of components.
June 14, 2019
It sounds deeply unappetizing, but in fact, it's really enjoyable to watch. It's about obsession in a way I really like...
June 14, 2019
It's typical of a movie, written and directed by the Canadian film-maker Kim Nguyen, that hits all the right genre beats while consistently reaching for something more.
June 14, 2019
An unusual film, brought arrestingly to life...
June 14, 2019
I found the film funny, twisty and exciting enough to keep me watching, eager to find out of their mad caper would work in time.
June 13, 2019
It may be a modest indie film, but it deserves a broad audience. Highly recommended.
June 12, 2019
That the film is watchable at all, as incongruity, improbability and incomprehensibility accumulate, is a tribute to Canadian director Kim Nguyen, skilfully negotiating a script by Kim Nguyen.
June 12, 2019
A finance story that stretches beyond the usual coke-addled Wall Street traders.
June 10, 2019
A quirky, intriguing drama which largely rests on the strength of its leads.
May 28, 2019
It is so nice to see Eisenberg in a role that he can inhabit. While I thought he was OK as Lex Luthor in the recent "Justice League" themed films, it's been a long time since I've seen the "The Social Network" Eisenberg...
May 24, 2019
The result is mixed. To the good, this a story told with great attention to detail, and it's worth noting that the documentary style may lead you to think it's based on a real story... On the downside, it's underwhelming.
May 16, 2019
Although it perhaps eventually over-eggs the contrivances and misfortunes, there's a lot to like about this understated Project.
April 30, 2019
Burton's usual dark tone is subdued but the creativity and imagination remain, finding messages in various segments of the story everyone can relate to.
April 25, 2019
[The film] joins the recent raft of unusual, unusually engrossing business films such as The Big Short, The Founder and Joy...Salma Hayek plays the corporate boss like an ultra-cool Bond villain, keen to crush her competitors under her killer stilettos.
April 25, 2019
It's an odd tale, but in its sneaky way, an unexpectedly engaging one.
April 16, 2019
A fiber optic line from Kansas to New York is a stretch.
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