Phil's Quick Capsule Review

No Sudden Move (2021) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Even though he retired years ago director Steven Soderbergh keeps making movies. Which is a good thing because he remains one of America’s best and most interesting filmmakers.  And whilst the HBO Max exclsuive No Sudden Move isn’t in the very top of his considerable and regarded back catalogue, its still a solid, interesting and well made 50’s set crime thriller with excellent performances from it’s lead cast including Don Cheadle, Benicio del Toro & David Harbour and an exquisitely produced setting.  The challenge comes in that the film is SO densely plotted that at times it’s very easy to miss whose betraying whom and by the end, whilst I’ve enjoyed the journey, I genuinely couldn’t explain the stories twists and turns to anyone who hadn’t seen it (and even then I’m not sure I could).  But still it’s Soderbergh so even beyond the dense narrative there’s so much to enjoy that it’s well worth stretching your brain to watch it.

Best Bit: The cast

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Out of Sight, Traffic, Haywire

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...