Suburbicon (2017)

Suburbicon is a peaceful, idyllic suburban community with affordable homes and manicured lawns... the perfect place to raise a family, and in the summer of 1959, the Lodge family is doing just that. But the tranquil surface masks a… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: October 27, 2017
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Critic Score: 41% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Brian Tallerico

This startling misfire is a tonal disaster from start to finish.

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Sara Stewart
New York Post

"Suburbicon" is a surprisingly tone-deaf combination of two wildly different stories that simply don't work in concert.

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Jordan Ruimy
World of Reel

The satirical aspect hinted in the film's first half is quickly let go for a more Fargo-esque dilemma in coincidental absurdities. The shifting of tone can sometimes be very intrusive and brings upon a lack of tonal cohesiveness to the story.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

Suburbicon is so inoffensive in its competently mounted quirk that you won't mourn the film that might have been.

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A.A. Dowd
AV Club

Clooney creates a vague vintage aura ... but he seems lost as to how to replicate the [Coens'] sardonic tweaking of old genre tropes. The tone swings wildly scene to scene.

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David Stratton
The Australian

Clooney is adept at propelling the action along, papering over the material's shortcomings.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

I frankly don't know why Suburbicon happened. I do know that pulpy black comedy combined with a straight-ahead story of racism translates into sanctimonious pulp.

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Barry Hertz
Globe and Mail

Whatever stabs at dark comedy, social satire and noir-esque murder mystery the Coens may have once been mulling with Suburbicon are only superficial wounds in [George] Clooney's hands.

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Adam Nayman
Cinema Scope

Such touches around the edges matter little in a movie that just isn't there.

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I'm all for unique and different when it comes to filmmaking, but when a unique film doesn't do anything to intrigue its audience, aside from a… More