The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

107 mins
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Nicolas Cage is Nick Cage in this comedy that sees the meme-able star make a paid appearance at a billionaire's... More

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The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent | Ratings & Reviews

"A loopy fourth-wall-shattering goof of a movie whose showily meta premise is mostly cover for a sweet and surprisingly conventional action-comedy."

Entertainment WeeklyEntertainment Weekly

"Cheap and lazy..."

The Globe and MailThe Globe and Mail

"The real heart and soul of the picture is Cage’s on-screen bromance with Pedro Pascal’s Javi."


"Very few actors could stand this level of mythologising and still deliver an even faintly credible or likeable performance. But Cage can and does."


"A satire of Hollywood ego, a loving tribute to Cage’s hair-trigger intensity and a consistently funny bromance..."

Screen DailyScreen Daily

"Unbearable Weight isn’t the self-reflexive skewering of Hollywood that one might expect."

Slant MagazineSlant Magazine

"Considering how many mediocre films fans have sat through in order to be considered a Cage completist, The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent is a well-deserved reward."

A.V. ClubA.V. Club

"Cage and Pascal together make an extremely delightful combo, one that holds Unbearable Weight afloat even when the plot and parody can become a bit perfunctory."


"The movie loves itself some references and callbacks and in-jokes."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"If you’re a Cage superfan, then you’re guaranteed to revel in the bounty of references to his filmography. But even if you’re not (though you will become one after this movie), this is an emotional, engaging, funny, riveting film."


"A raucous meta celebration of Nicolas Cage."

Bloody DisgustingBloody Disgusting

"Those who accept that it will never be as unpredictable as the man himself should find much to enjoy..."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"What makes The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent a joke thriller with an exuberant resonance is that its true subject is the magic of movies."


"Cage the man always knows what is expected of Cage the myth. In The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent he finds the perfect synthesis of the two, and in turn delivers one of the most complex, yet crowd-pleasing performances of his career."

"The zippy meta-comedy plays like a fan letter to Cage from someone who’s not only seen a lot of movies, but has good taste."


"When The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent is good, it's really good, and the kind of gonzo project that has no right to exist."

Slash FilmSlash Film

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