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I Care A Lot (2021) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The biggest challenge I Care A Lot has is that the film is full a unlikeable people.  In fact even the few sympathetic people in the film aren’t really that sympathetic by the end.  This limitation can be over come – The Wolf Of Wall Street for example gets around this just being a great film – but it’s a tall order.  Not surprising then that I Care A Lot falls a little short overall BUT that’s not to say there isn’t a load of things to like here – from Rosamund Pike’s excellent central performance to Peter Dinklage’s spiky Russian mobster, both are obviously enjoying the material in hand.  The direction is strong (from British director J Blakeson) and the film has a pace that keeps you engaged in the story, even if you may fail to engage in the characters.  So… flawed for sure but a good watch regardless.

Best Bit: Strong performances

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream (Amazon UK/Netflix everywhere else)

If You Liked this Try: The Wolf Of Wall Street, Promising Young Woman,The Disappearance of Alice Creed

7 out of 10 stars


 

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...