Neil Middlemiss

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Suburbicon Blu-ray Review



As a finger pointing to the façade of the 1950s as a wholesome, morally unequivocal time, and the fallacy that the socially dispossessed (minorities, etc.,) were foes to decency, Suburbicon is able to make its point. Doing so through the prism of an unrelated crime and inept criminals, produces an uneven experience. The film is ostensibly a tale about an ordinary man who gets in over his head, with violent, deadly, and at times, bizarre results. These are common traits in Coen brother tales (they co-wrote the film,) but Suburbicon doesn’t have enough menace, enough quirk, or not enough working wit, to pull it off cleanly.

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