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Dwindle (2021) Movie Review


Dwindle – Movie Review

Director: Kayode Kasum, Dare Olaitan

Writer: Isaac Ayodeji, Taiwo Egunjobi, Dare Olaitan (Screenplay)


  • Broda Shaggi
  • Jide Kene Achufusi
  • Bisola Aiyeola
  • Funke Akindele
  • Uzor Arukwe

Plot: Dwindle is a film based on the story of Sogo and Buta, two friends who hijack a car and venture into cabbing and how their lives take a drastic turn when their path runs into assassins who have just kidnapped the state governor.

Runtime: 1 Hour 48 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Dwindle starts as two female police officers Tolani (Akindele) and Juliet (Aiyeola) are assigned to go undercover to protect the Governor (Dabo). When the mission goes wrong, the Governor is kidnapped. Elsewhere, Chinedu (Achufusi) and his roommate Buta (Shaggi) are struggling to pay rent. This leads to the tension growing between the two.

As Chinedu needs to pay off a debt, he and Buta stumble upon the kidnapped Governor, sending them into a wacky idea to make money. Despite having Tolani And Juliet right on their tails, looking to fix the mistake they have made.

Verdict on Dwindle

Dwindle is a crime comedy, seeing a pair of friends getting caught up in the middle of a bigger conspiracy to recover a missing Governor. It sees the different pairs trying to solve the problems they face, with them often getting into more trouble than they started in.

This comes off like a fun crime comedy that could easily be compared to many others like ‘Get Shorty’. Where things just escalate as things unfold causing everyone involved more problems.

The performances in the film are strong, which continues to show the rise in cinema coming out of Nigeria.

Where to Watch: Dwindle is available on Netflix now.

Final ThoughtsDwindle is a fun crime caper, seeing things getting out of hand.

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