No Sudden Move, 2021 – ★★★

A been-there-done-that crime thriller by Soderbergh set in the 1950’s that’s got the nuance and craft you’d expect from the director, a cast that’s no less than superb, an underlying lens on an industry that flourished in the time period and yet it feels like a mid-season episode from a show, where we haven’t had the time to get invested in any of the characters.

Don Cheadle’s character comes out with the most said about his past in the whole caper, if we can call it that, yet it doesn’t feel enough for a commercial feature. Don’t get me wrong, I’d watch Benicio Del Toro watching paint dry and feel it was worth my time, but that wouldn’t necessarily mean I wouldn’t want more from a story if the potential was there.

So, all in all, I enjoyed the one time watch and sign me up for a season of their backstories, which as implied felt like would have had more legs in terms of plot than this did.


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