Sorry to Bother You

111 mins
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Lakeith Stanfield (Get Out) leads this oddball comedy as a black telemarketer who discovers the secret to professional success -... More

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Sorry to Bother You | Ratings & Reviews

"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)."

Flicks, Steve NewallFlicks

"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."


"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."


"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."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"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."


"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."

Screen DailyScreen Daily

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

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

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

New Zealand HeraldNew Zealand Herald

"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."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

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


Sorry to Bother You | Details

MA15+, Strong sex scenes, coarse language, drug use and nudity
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