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In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a macabre universe.

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... Cassius Green
... Detroit
... Salvador
... Mr. _______
... Sergio
... Diana DeBauchery
... Johnny
... Langston
... Squeeze
... Steve Lift
... Anderson
... Cassius's White Voice (voice)
... Mr. _______'s White Voice (voice)
... Detroit's White British Voice (voice)
... First Equisapien / Demarius
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In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a macabre universe.

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Rated R for pervasive language, some strong sexual content, graphic nudity, and drug use

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Ambitious, Yet Scattered
11 May 2018 | by See all my reviews

Good: The concept was original and different and the first two-thirds of the movie were interesting/engaging. The film is filled with talent from Tessa Thompson to Armie Hammer. But the true standout is Lakeith Stanfield's character who is relatable with his struggles and goal in life of making a difference and mattering in the world. I do like the themes the film tackles like the corruption of big companies with its hunger for power and money.

Bad: The film bounces around too much with its subplots. Near the end, the story goes for more of a shock value and the social problems it started to develop gets lost in a bad acid trip. Some of the ideas and characters were not fully developed as a result of the film being fast paced and messy. I personally did not find the jokes funny, but my audience was laughing for the most part.

Overall: This film is a political satire so it is not for everyone, however I believe there is a certain crowd that will absolutely admire this film and praise it for its originality and humor. The film juggles too much, but I appreciate Boots Riley's first time directorial debut ambitions.

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