Suburbicon

October 31st, 2017







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Suburbicon

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Release Year: 2017

Rating: 4.7/10 ( voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: George Clooney

Stars: Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac

Storyline
A home invasion rattles a quiet family town.

Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac, Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac, Jack Conley, Noah Jupe, Glenn Fleshler, Sonia Gascón, Becca Beton, Inbal Amirav, Michael D. Cohen, Tim Neff, Megan Ferguson, Steve Monroe, Marah Fairclough, Gary Basaraba, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Cast:
Matt Damon - Gardner
Julianne Moore - Margaret
Oscar Isaac - Roger
Jack Conley - Hightower
Noah Jupe - Nicky
Glenn Fleshler - Ira Sloan
Sonia Gascón - Pregnant Lady
Becca Beton - New York Mom
Inbal Amirav - Church Choir Singer
Michael D. Cohen - Stretch
Tim Neff - Protestor #4
Megan Ferguson - June
Steve Monroe - Henry the Mailman
Marah Fairclough - Shopping Woman
Gary Basaraba - Uncle Mitch

Taglines: Welcome to the neighborhood.



Details

Official Website: Official site

Country: UK, USA

Language: English

Release Date: 3 Jan 2017

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Matt Damon and Oscar Isaac have both appeared in the Bourne franchise. See more »



User Review

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Rating: 4/10

I'm a huge fan of the Coen Brothers. To me, cinema doesn't get much better than No Country for Old Men or Burn After Reading or Raising Arizona...you get the idea. So when I heard that George Clooney was directing their next original script, naturally I couldn't wait to see it. Fast track a year and a half later and here we are. Clooney proved to me that it takes much more than a Coen Bros script to make it a Coen Bros film. Suburbicon is one of the few films that will come about where the talent attached to the project is so overwhelming and plentiful but the final product is so mediocre and bordering on bad that it leaves you scratching your head.

The film is very beautiful to start off. The cinematography is very crisp and extremely colorful which makes the setting of the 50s suburbs seemingly pop even more so. The production design and basically anything of a technical aspect is amazingly done here by traditional standards. So why is Suburbicon falling flat? Very simple: Clooney is woefully unqualified to direct a Coen Bros script as are most people. This feels like it was made by someone who watched Fargo and Burn After Reading a dozen times and decided to make this. It feels like it is an imitation and, by the end of the film, that is all it turns out to be. The cast is even really dull despite a fantastic performance from Julianne Moore. Damon can't decide whether to play it funny or serious and that really plays a big part in the violence of the film. It is comically set up but brutally executed. It doesn't feel right at all and it makes for a very tough watch.

Overall, Suburbicon is a film that will probably leave your mind as quickly as it came. It is a very forgettable film. It is a frustrating piece of cinema as well because we will always be left with the thoughts of what could have been. With the level of talent and star power, Suburbicon has no business being as dull and ragged as it is especially because in a technical sense, the film is great. But with Clooney's misguided direction and Matt Damon's very erratic performance, Suburbicon is a miss of the most disappointing fashion.





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