Sorry to Bother You

Sorry to Bother You

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: MA15+, Strong sex scenes, coarse language, drug use and nudity111 minsUSA
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Sorry to Bother You / Reviews

Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

An astonishing, surreal, shit-stirring satire, Sorry to Bother You is a fucking trip of a film. Its hectic, heady mix of disparate elements fuses together into a whole that defies description as it smartly, often cynically, critiques racism, classism, late-stage capitalism, assimilation, conformity, art and commerce, romance, consumerism, activism—you name it (ok, white America’s obsession with black men being hung like horses also makes the list).

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Vulture

Vulture

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

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

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.

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Stuff

Stuff

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.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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

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

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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

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

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