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2.4
325 Ratings

Suburbicon

Directed by George Clooney
United States, 2017
Crime, Mystery, Drama

Synopsis

A crime mystery set in the quiet family town of Suburbicon during the 1950s, where the best and worst of humanity is hilariously reflected through the deeds of seemingly ordinary people. When a home invasion turns deadly, a picture-perfect family turns to blackmail, revenge and betrayal.

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Suburbicon Directed by George Clooney
Suburbicon" feels like a last gasp of some kind of middle. It thinks it’s both frivolous and serious. But, for that, you need a touch that George Clooney’s never had. So one feels pitted against the other. He seems determined to take his usual mix of earnestness and square sense of humor into some approximation of the civil rights era.
November 03, 2017
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Wondering if Suburbicon would have been a better movie had its original authors made it themselves… is a fun enough thought experiment… But it’s also genuinely frustrating, because there are elements in the recognizably Coenesque portion of Suburbicon that show the most cinema-savvy filmmakers around playing with the themes and iconography of two crucial midcentury movies [Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt and Nicholas Ray’s Bigger Than Life].
October 30, 2017
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The black characters never rise above strong, silent abstractions: stereotypes, in other words… A smarter movie would’ve offered up those characters with a wink and a nudge, alluding to the fact that their proud silence is more or less how it goes in well-meaning movies like this one. No dice—and to think this is all in service of a movie whose ideas never grow much richer than what was telegraphed in its opening frames.
October 27, 2017
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