Freelance film and TV critic.
I guess I'm a little behind the curve to be a contrarian on this one, since it's been thoroughly discussed and dismissed for months before its actual wide release, but I thought it was fantastic. Exactly the kind of dry, absurdist humor I love, executed with perfect commitment by the actors. Michelle Pfeiffer's best performance in years, a sort of farcical twist on her role as Bernie Madoff's wife in The Wizard of Lies.
The magical-realist touches are treated with…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Pitch: Having escaped from police custody, Riley North is determined to continue pursuing justice by tracking down the cartel bosses who supplied drugs to Diego Garcia, and whose business interests are responsible for her family's murder. Meanwhile, accountant Chris Wolff has been hired by the cartel to look into the theft of their drug shipments by Diego Garcia, for which Riley North was really responsible. As Riley closes in on the cartel and Chris closes in on Riley, the stage is set for ...
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