No Sudden Move (2021) Movie Review


No Sudden Move is a movie that lacks the spark of an ensemble cast. Failing to give us enough focus on the lead character’s journey.

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Writer: Ed Solomon (Screenplay)

Starring: Don Cheadle, Benicio Del Toro, David Harbour, Joe Hamm, Craig muMs Grant, Brendan Fraser, Julia Fox, Kiera Culkin, Amy Seimetz, Noah Jupe

Plot: A group of criminals are brought together under mysterious circumstances. Having to work together to uncover what’s really going on when their simple job goes completely sideways.

Tagline – Trust is a Setup

Runtime: 1 Hour 55 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: No Sudden Move starts when Curt Goynes (Cheadle), Ronald Russo (Del Toro) and Charley (Culkin) are put together by Doug Jones (Fraser). For a job to get information from Matt Wertz (Harbour).

When the job goes wrong Curt and Ronald must figure out how to get the information. They want to clear their names and save the family of Matt from the organised crime boss that wants the information.

Thoughts on No Sudden Move

No Sudden Move is a crime mystery that will find two men caught up in the middle of something they need to solve to make it out alive. This is a tale that does have plenty of characters involved. With each scene seemingly adding more to the bigger picture going on. Leading us down many dead ends, seemingly adding characters for a speech here and there.

The cast is a who’s who of Hollywood great actors, which is what you would expect from a Soderbergh movie. Where nobody is giving us bad performance here. This movie does feel aimless though, leading us down so many different roads. Not given enough focus to the two leads, leaving us with plenty of loose ends too.

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