God's Pocket

God's Pocket

God's Pocket

Black comedy starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Turturro and Christina Hendricks. When young Leon dies in a construction "accident", his stepdad Mickey (Hoffman) tries to bury the bad news with the body. But when a local columnist (Richard Jenkins) comes sniffing around for the truth, Mickey finds himself stuck in a life-and-death struggle compounded by evidence he can't bury, a wife he can't please, and a debt he can't pay. The feature debut from actor John Slattery (Mad Men).

2014Rating: MA15+, Strong violence, sex scenes and coarse language88 minsUSA
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God's Pocket / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Feels dead on arrival, a strained pileup of small-town stupidity that might more honestly have been titled “Sad Sacks ‘R’ Us.”

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Total Film

Total Film

Slattery's flick depicts its close-knit, blue-collar community with economy and insight.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Neither a Scorsesian slice of life nor a social satire, this infuriating movie adds up to almost nothing.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It makes a very plausible whole, and Hoffman is great.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A dark absurdist comedy that comes to half-life.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

An uneven debut from John Slattery that nonetheless shows flashes of flair and a jet-black sense of humour.

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