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PanamaTrickster Reviews: The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (2022)

See movie reviews (with no spoilers) of the latest films from PanamaTrickster, an aspiring movie critic.


You’re going to need your inhaler to get through this film. A comedy that starts on top of its game and doesn’t let off the pedal until the very end. Right after you think you’ve recovered from a fit of laughter, you’ll be clenching your stomach laughing even harder the very next moment.

Nicolas Cage brings his A-game in arguably his best performance yet. Armed with a full understanding of how he is viewed by the world, he leans into his exaggerative acting abilities more than ever. This extremely over the top dark comedy is the perfect role for the melodramatic actor to play himself, and truthfully, nobody could do it better.

Pedro Pascal might be a supporting actor in this film, but by no means takes a backseat. Not only is he fantastic in this movie alone, but the chemistry displayed between Pascal and Cage feels like it was meant to be. Their energy together is equivalent, if not even better than Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s.

While the cinematography and score were nothing special at all -- even to go as far as to say lackluster at times, I believe that may even have added to the charm of this film. No gimmicks, edits, or tricks of the camera angles got in the way of the masterful performances on screen. It has been quite a while since I have seen a movie in theaters this witty, that I would want to watch over and over again in a single sitting.


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