Sorry to Bother You

Sorry to Bother You

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Sorry to Bother You

Lakeith Stanfield (Get Out) leads this oddball comedy as a black telemarketer who discovers the secret to professional success - putting on a white voice. Also stars Tessa Thompson (Thor: Ragnarok), Steven Yeun (Okja), Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name), and the almighty Terry Crews.

2018Rating: R16, Violence, drug use, sexual material, offensive language & content that may disturb111 minsUSA
ComedyFestival & Independent
98%
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Reviews & comments

Vulture

Vulture

press

Sorry to Bother You is a house party of a movie, some rooms more lively than others, some you wish you could spend more time in, some downright unforgettable in the best way.

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Variety

Variety

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It's a hugely ambitious project that ultimately caves under the weight of its own artistic intentions, but that shouldn't stop this revolutionary statement from making its mark.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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Rapper Boots Riley's first feature film shows a great deal of spirit and promise, and further secures Lakeith Stanfield as the one of the key performers of the moment.

3.0
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Stuff

Stuff

press

One-part dystopian satire, one-part Faustian-morality tale, but mostly a hard-edged comedy/horror set in a world so absurd, it might just be the truth. Hugely recommended.

5.0
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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Sorry to Bother You is ambitious and outrageous, but as much as Stanfield is a likeably hapless hero (like an African American version of Brazil's Sam Lowry), the film struggles to give its central characters authentic wants and desires.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

What the movie lacks in focus it makes up for in flipped-bird absurdity.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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Maintains a metaphorical approach that prevents it from ever being preachy.

4.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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While the filmmaking is raw, undisciplined and groaning under a cargo of self-conscious quirks, it scores points for originality and wacky creativity, which no doubt will earn it avid supporters.

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Collider

Collider

press

Director Boots Riley is a talent to watch, but his debut feature takes a kitchen sink approach to satire.

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This movie is ground-breaking cinema, GO SEE IT!

5.0
0

It's untidy, it's confronting, it's in some ways a mess, but holy hell, this is one of the very few 2018 films we're still going to be talking about ten years from now. Bloody brilliant. I get the sense it won't stick around long. Don't let yourself miss it.

5.0
0

A first feature by musician Boots Riley this is a brilliant and bold satire about life, just a little way up the road from now. It has a few glitches but is really worth seeing if you like a cinematic adventure in this world, not the past, not on another planet but contemporary America after another year or two of Trump

4.0
0

It boasts clever ideas and originality, along with a number of prevailing, relevant themes, but struggles to properly execute them.

3.0
0
Vulture

Vulture

press

Sorry to Bother You is a house party of a movie, some rooms more lively than others, some you wish you could spend more time in, some downright unforgettable in the best way.

0
Variety

Variety

press

It's a hugely ambitious project that ultimately caves under the weight of its own artistic intentions, but that shouldn't stop this revolutionary statement from making its mark.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Rapper Boots Riley's first feature film shows a great deal of spirit and promise, and further secures Lakeith Stanfield as the one of the key performers of the moment.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

One-part dystopian satire, one-part Faustian-morality tale, but mostly a hard-edged comedy/horror set in a world so absurd, it might just be the truth. Hugely recommended.

5.0
0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Sorry to Bother You is ambitious and outrageous, but as much as Stanfield is a likeably hapless hero (like an African American version of Brazil's Sam Lowry), the film struggles to give its central characters authentic wants and desires.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

What the movie lacks in focus it makes up for in flipped-bird absurdity.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Maintains a metaphorical approach that prevents it from ever being preachy.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

While the filmmaking is raw, undisciplined and groaning under a cargo of self-conscious quirks, it scores points for originality and wacky creativity, which no doubt will earn it avid supporters.

0
Collider

Collider

press

Director Boots Riley is a talent to watch, but his debut feature takes a kitchen sink approach to satire.

0

This movie is ground-breaking cinema, GO SEE IT!

5.0
0

It's untidy, it's confronting, it's in some ways a mess, but holy hell, this is one of the very few 2018 films we're still going to be talking about ten years from now. Bloody brilliant. I get the sense it won't stick around long. Don't let yourself miss it.

5.0
0

A first feature by musician Boots Riley this is a brilliant and bold satire about life, just a little way up the road from now. It has a few glitches but is really worth seeing if you like a cinematic adventure in this world, not the past, not on another planet but contemporary America after another year or two of Trump

4.0
0

It boasts clever ideas and originality, along with a number of prevailing, relevant themes, but struggles to properly execute them.

3.0
0