Delightful dark comedy watch for Oscar Isaac (by phd_travel)
Firstly I don't understand the bad reviews of this movie. It's the first Cohen Brothers movie I enjoyed since Fargo. To the critics - I don't get the vitriol. The plot is actually quite cohesive and things come together and things happen for a reason. Much more so than other Cohen Bros movies. The racial discrimination is exaggerated but in the same way other things are heightened in this movie so it isn't that out of place. It's just part of the 50s social situation. The story is involving from the beginning. The perfect community followed by the tense home invasion. The <more>
POV of the kid as he discovers the conspiracy is well done by George Clooney. It's exciting and I like the way you can kind of guess just before something happens what is going to be the outcome and the anticipation is quite delightful. The way the villains are dispatched of is Cohen Bros in the best way without excessive gruesomeness.Julianne Moore is good here - she has been playing sweet but dastardly as in Kingsman recently and does a good job. Matt is alright. Oscar Isaac delivers a delicious Christoph Waltz type wickedly funny character. If only there were more of him in this movie he would deserve a nod. What a highlight.For someone who isn't a huge Cohen Bros fan I really liked this movie.
I was totally mesmerized by this movie. I can say for sure it is the best movie of 2017. Kudos to Coen Brothers and George Clooney. Especially good for America in Trump time, showing the horrible racism mid 20th century. Actors are great, the story is great, film technique and colours are amazing.
Absolutely brilliant black and bleak comedy (by estocade)
Don't mind reviews, watch it then decide for yourself, it's one of those. It's a... critique on how we perceive our environment, what you will see is an idealistic, whitewashed community of people who are really nice to each other, but that's what we perceive, what is the reality then? For example we go to a grocery store and purchase the best looking apples but how we're they grown we don't know don't want to know because ignorance is bliss is it not? Another example would be a spider you found in your room, you hate it and want to get rid of it because you are so <more>
different, a creature so unevolved it needs six legs to live, how dare it invade the space you have so painstakingly build for yourself. Visually it's an eyecandy, charming soundtrack, great performances, tight script no waffle and all true to the era it was set, a sense of mystery but no twists, no there are no twists just a situation that leads up to a big I told you so sign... It's bleak and funny. Recommended for fans of coen bros.
Fantastic movie ! Can't believe all the negativity.. (by bobkoense)
This will be the first time I have ever written a review for IMDb. After watching the movie the other night, I had to check the scores on the site as I usually do. When I saw the score of a measly 4.8 out of 10 something compelled me to write this review.From start to finish it was gripping and interesting. It has been a long time ago I saw such an original piece of art. I'm not a cinegraphic expert by any means, but I recognize a gem when I see one. Go see it !
Making Dark Comedies Great Again (by stardog67)
I'm very thankful I somehow avoided the many negative reviews from both users and film critics for this one before committing to seeing the film this morning. All I knew was Clooney directed it, Matt Damon starred in it, and it was probably a dark comedy about a murder investigation. But it's so much more than that. Like Get Out, this is a perfect little indictment of the #MAGA hats, only this one aims for the MAGAs content with selling out their democracy... as long as they get to pin all of their own faults on non-whites.I've heard critics call it a mess because of the way it <more>
mixes genres but that's entirely by design. It felt very much like the stuff David Lynch does mixing genres just with less pubic hair and vomit. It's audacious. It's not an empty film where a bunch of liberals are up there farting around getting paid. I think many people will hate it because they walk out thinking they should have laughed more.There is a specific scene which I won't give away that is the perfect moment to recalibrate a viewer's expectations. It's the one which left my jaw on the floor and made me confident I was in a secure artist's hands. It's the least funny scene in the film but one in which I agreed to surrender to the many laughs and shocks that followed.
Perfect balance between crime flick, dark comedy and social drama (by kluseba)
Suburbicon is a movie that doesn't deserve the overwhelmingly negative critics it gets. The movie is an ambitious mixture of a crime flick, dark comedy and social drama in almost equal parts. This isn't unusual for a script by the talented Coen brothers but Suburbicon is particularly out-thought and precise.First of all, we have the story of a mysterious home invasion in a seemingly perfect town that leads to the murder of a physically disabled mother. Secondly, the film portrays the small-town stereotypes of the late fifties in a humorous manner and also includes a solid dose of <more>
situation comedy. Thirdly, the movie shows us the struggles of an African-American family in an otherwise homogeneous all-white neighbourhood.In addition to this original mixture, the film is extremely stylish and portrays small-town stereotypes of the late fifties perfectly, including exchangeable family houses, flashy clothes and robust vehicles.The movie includes numerous talented actors who are challenged to play unusual roles and deliver good to great jobs. Matt Damon really convinces as two-faced family father, Julianne Moore plays two roles and portrays both a bitter and disabled family mother as well as her manipulative and superficial sister and child actor Noah Jupe has his international breakthrough as he performs a shy and antisocial but also open-minded and clever boy. Even the secondary roles are unique and played by talented actors. One has to point out Gary Basaraba who plays a sympathetic but tough uncle, Oscar Isaac convinces as an investigative insurance agent and Glenn Fleshler impresses as scary villain.If the acting is so convincing, it's due to the great work of the great directing effort. George Clooney is obviously rather known as an actor but he proves that he can also direct a great movie and I would even say that his precise work here is better than many of the somewhat superficial roles he has played in his career. It's great to see that George Clooney is still trying out new things so late in his career.Some negative critics here focus on the fact that the movie portrays the racism of an all-white neighbourhood towards an African-American family and even shows the display of a Confederate flag in one scene where an angry mob smashes the windows of the family house. First of all, it's a matter of fact that racism was very present in those neighbourhoods of the United States of America back in the fifties and it sadly still is an issue today if we witness the numerous cases of police violence against African-American citizens. Secondly, the movie also shows that some residents aren't participating in the protests but rather trying to ignore it in order to not get into any trouble with their neighbours which was an attitude several people had back in those days. Thirdly, a few select people are shown which are helping the African-American family the best they can and it's a particularly clever move that the movie focuses on the friendship of a black and a white boy who show the ignorant adults around them that there is hope for peaceful coexistence in the future. Therefore, the movie isn't biased or left-wing propaganda as some angry reviewers try to make you think but a balanced and realistic portrait of a flawed society. Finally, the scene with the Confederate flag isn't offensive because the display of this flag is often associated with white supremacy. If you have a Confederate flag in your yard, you should seriously ask yourself what kind of person you are. This flag isn't anything to be proud of.To keep it short, Suburbicon is an entertaining, original and stylish movie that mixes crime flick, dark comedy and social drama in a perfectly balanced way. Ignore the negative critics and enjoy one of the greatest movies of the year. The fact that the incredibly boring Blade Runner 2049 gets so much critical acclaim while Suburbicon is unjustifiably criticized proves once more that popular opinions don't mean much when it comes to understanding a piece of art.
Why do people think this movie is terrible? (by dawnlscherer)
I was really disappointed when I started seeing all kinds of bad reviews for Suburbicon pop up. I was so excited to see it! I finally watched it today and I don't know what you guys are talking about. I felt it was a pretty spot on dark comedy. I didn't think it was overly gruesome. I didn't think it was confusing. I didn't think loose ends were left. On the social plane, I've seen reviews that accuse the movie of being racially inflammatory. I've also seen reviews that took the opposite stance and said that the black and white story lines never came together and the <more>
black story line was simply used as a backdrop. I don't agree. I thought it was rather entertaining that this white- washed community just attributed all the violence taking place to the new black family in the neighborhood, rather than realizing they had a couple of white sociopaths living next door. It showed how prejudice just promotes ignorance. Pretty solid message if you ask me..
Racism is obviously still rife in 'Merica. (by craignewman81)
I'm sorry but i am incensed to write this, the amount of people giving this film 1 star due to it being 'liberal' has just got my goat. No wonder the world despises America due to its right wing attitude...this is a film about race and equality and a tragic premise yet all you do is harp on about 'liberalism'?? is this such a bad thing? no! on topic, for a first time directorial debut i think Clooney has done a fine job i studied film at university his composition is excellent as is the setting/mood/costumes etc and the writing is sound via the Coens...stop being so <more>
Another "Blood Simple" and a bit more (by Monsieur_Rioux)
IMDB really must try and do something about "reviews that just attack movies for so called political bias. Same thing happened with The Post. This was a highly enjoyable movie from the entertainment value to the "makes your blood boil" counter story. It really was like watching another Blood Simple, also by the Coens. Another review asked "Is this a social commentary about racism in suburbia? Or in this a murder mystery of some sort?" and then said it tried to be all and was neither.How about it was actually both, with the attacks on the black family while in the <more>
neighbourhood there was something evil going on under their noses perpetrated by a white family?