Sorry to Bother You Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 682

Average Rating: 3.2/4

# of Ratings: 22

Theatrical Release Date: 07/13/2018

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 10/23/2018

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Fantasy

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Boots Riley

Actors: Tessa Thompson, Armie Hammer, Lakeith Stanfield, Patton Oswalt, Steven Yeun, Terry Crews

Plot: Taking place in an alternate version of Oakland, a black telemarketer learns the secret to success is to use his "white voice" and proceeds to quickly rise up the food chain. But his newfound fame comes at a price as he delves deeper and deeper into his shady business. -- Chris Kavan

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Rating of
3/4

Chris Kavan - wrote on 05/19/2020

A razor-sharp satire with equal elements of Spike Lee mixed with Idiocracy and just a dash of Cronenberg (wait for that third-act U-turn). Skewering capitalism and racism with equal fervor, Boots Riley, with some excellent turns from Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson (with support from her earrings) and Armie Hammer (along with the "white" voices of David Cross and Patton Oswalt) has crafted perhaps the most unique film of 2018. It's hard to say if this will be everyone's cup of tea, but it's certainly entertaining.

Rating of
3.5/4

Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/10/2019

An angry, multi-themed allegory that attacks capitalist gains, "Sorry to Bother You" will be scratching at your brain for days.

Rating of
2/4

Indyfreak - wrote on 01/07/2019

Weird satirical black comedy about telemarketers that suddenly veers into hardcore science fiction in the third act. I guess they thought the initial hook wasn't interesting enough. Armie Hammer is a scene-stealer as a maniacally evil tech mogul.

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Rating of
3.5/4

One of those comedies that ACTUALLY matters

Rod - wrote on 12/18/2018

Probably one of the best comedies in recent years. I admire how it uses the genre so effectively that it ends being classy and intelligent at the same time. The material was really clever. The storyline was on-point when it comes to throwing shades on racism and how capitalism oppresses the minority and the most vulnerable. Great performances by the cast. I would say that the humor was unique and that the delivery of every jokes and satires are well executed. Production value more than enough to entertain. The cinematography could be improved though. But overall direction was solid. Using different techniques and devices worked really well to send the message the script wanted to convey. There is so much in this film that it deserves a critical response from the audience. I love the …

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