Sorry to Bother You (2018)

R   |    |  Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi


Sorry to Bother You (2018) Poster

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a universe of greed.

TIP
Add this title to your Watchlist
Save movies and shows to keep track of what you want to watch.

7/10
36,034

Videos


Photos

  • Boots Riley and LaKeith Stanfield in Sorry to Bother You (2018)
  • Omari Hardwick and Jennifer Pfautch at an event for Sorry to Bother You (2018)
  • Terry Crews and LaKeith Stanfield at an event for Sorry to Bother You (2018)
  • Boots Riley at an event for Sorry to Bother You (2018)
  • Boots Riley in Sorry to Bother You (2018)
  • Terry Crews at an event for Sorry to Bother You (2018)

See all photos

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

'Sorry to Bother You,' But Let’s Talk About Awful Jobs

Lakeith Stanfield and the Sorry to Bother You crew reveal the highs and lows of following your dreams, the awkwardness of sex scenes, and their most soul-crushing jobs.

Watch now

Cast & Crew

Top Billed Cast



Director:

Boots Riley

Writer:

Boots Riley

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


11 May 2018 | Yee_Reviews
6
| Ambitious, Yet Scattered
Good: The concept was original and different and the first two-thirds of the movie were interesting/engaging. The film is filled with talent from Tessa Thompson to Armie Hammer. But the true standout is Lakeith Stanfield's character who is relatable with his struggles and goal in life of making a difference and mattering in the world. I do like the themes the film tackles like the corruption of big companies with its hunger for power and money.

Bad: The film bounces around too much with its subplots. Near the end, the story goes for more of a shock value and the social problems it started to develop gets lost in a bad acid trip. Some of the ideas and characters were not fully developed as a result of the film being fast paced and messy. I personally did not find the jokes funny, but my audience was laughing for the most part.

Overall: This film is a political satire so it is not for everyone, however I believe there is a certain crowd that will absolutely admire this film and praise it for its originality and humor. The film juggles too much, but I appreciate Boots Riley's first time directorial debut ambitions.

3/5

Metacritic Reviews


Critic Reviews



More Like This

  • Blindspotting

    Blindspotting

  • Eighth Grade

    Eighth Grade

  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

  • Mandy

    Mandy

  • You Were Never Really Here

    You Were Never Really Here

  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

  • Leave No Trace

    Leave No Trace

  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

  • Thunder Road

    Thunder Road

  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

  • Isle of Dogs

    Isle of Dogs

  • Widows

    Widows

Storyline

Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

Featured on IMDb

Check out our guide to the SXSW 2019, what to watch on TV, and a look back at the 2018-2019 awards season.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com