Pig

critic Reviews

, 96% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Like the animal itself, Pig defies the hogwash of expectations with a beautiful odyssey of loss and love anchored by Nicolas Cage's affectingly raw performance.
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    Alexandra Heller-NicholasABC Radio (Australia)
    A deeply moving film with twists and turns that few could see coming, Pig is - amongst other things - a timely reminder of just how good Nicolas Cage is at his job.
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    Simran HansObserver (UK)
    Though the film is teed up as a kind of John Wick-style revenge bender, Cage's star persona is soon smartly subverted.
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    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    Pig shouldn't be a revelation to anyone who's been following these men's careers, but it's a perfect reminder of how easily we can underestimate people.
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    Linda MarricThe Jewish Chronicle
    Action-packed and yet gently meditative.
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    Tara BradyIrish Times
    His most contemplative performance in years, a reminder of a time when David Lynch hailed Cage as "the jazz musician of American acting".
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    This is the movie for which the term sui generis was invented.
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    Luke GoodsellABC News (Australia)
    Most of this wouldn't simmer the way that it does without Cage, who delivers one of his finest performances in recent memory, and it's a pleasure to see a filmmaker willing to resist the easy path and trust in his actor's ability to underplay.
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    Rob GonsalveseFilmCritic.com
    The narrative arrow couldn't be straighter -- Robin wants his pig back -- but the filmmaking lacks urgency. I wasn't feeling it, and I wasn't buying it.
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    Peter GrayThis is Film
    One of the year's finest films, serving us all with a reminder of how masterful an actor [Nicolas] Cage can be.
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    Sarah WardConcrete Playground
    It's unmistakably a movie where Cage plays a truffle hunter on a quest for revenge after his adored pet pig is stolen, but this moving and humanistic picture is also welcomely and entrancingly so much more than that.
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