Reviews: Our Brand Is Crisis (2015)

our_brand_is_crisisHere are review links for this film submitted by our members:

  • Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire
    • Excerpt: The new ‘Crisis,’ while “suggested” by the old one, is very much its own (fictional) story, its own thing with its own style. And it’s snappy, smart, and entertaining enough to suggest a smarter route for narrative filmmakers attempting the same translation.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: this political satire takes far too long to get to its message then fumbles it.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: The political game can be deceitful and manipulative. Politicians can be untrustworthy and duplicitous. We get it. We’ve gotten it for a while.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @
    • Excerpt: A protagonist who revels in the sheer cynicism of her job gets a sentimental redemption out of nowhere; Sandra Bullock’s comedic chops are undercut by it.
  • [New – 2/25/16] | James Marsh @ South China Morning Post
    • Excerpt: It is no easy task to make Sandra Bullock unlikeable on screen, but director David Gordon Green manages just that in his toothless South American political satire that squanders its premise as readily as its capable cast.
  • Jason McKiernan @ Film Racket
  • Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage
    • Excerpt: When Bullock’s Jane hits her stride to legitimately have fun, so did I. It’s too bad everything grinds to a halt for a tacked on message the satire should have revealed without the cloying melodrama.
  • Frank Ochieng @ The Movie Database (TMDB)
    • Excerpt: In a sense Our Brand is Crisis is challenging and ambitious with its concept of American political outsiders enforcing their superior will and ways on a foreign country. But this is the main problem because Crisis never rises to the occasion of following up on the interesting dilemma it wants to poke a stick at with cautionary, dark-seeded chuckles.
  • Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys
  • Kristy Puchko @ Pajiba
    • Excerpt: Our Brand Is Crisis has moments that sparkle with wit and charm, but overall it’s a sloppy slog through partially formed ideas and characters so unappealing you’d likely fake an injury or emergency phone call rather than spend 107 minutes with them.
  • Tom Santilli @
    • Excerpt: This is a shallow, messy satire that is neither funny or thought-provoking.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: Intended to be a sharp satire, but for the most part it’s an oddly muted one that occasionally switches to rambunctious slapstick and more often veers into soapy drama.

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