The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

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Nicolas Cage is Nick Cage in this comedy that sees the meme-able star make a paid appearance at a billionaire's birthday party, only to become a CIA informant. Co-stars Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian). More

Things spiral out of control after Nicolas Cage, playing a fictional version of himself, accepts a $1 million offer to attend the birthday party of an eccentric billionaire superfan and he's forced to channel his most iconic and beloved characters in order to extricate his wife, daughter, and the kidnapped daughter of a Mexican presidential candidate.

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2022Rating: 15, strong language, drug misuse, violence, brief sex references107 minsUSALionsgate
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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

A loopy fourth-wall-shattering goof of a movie whose showily meta premise is mostly cover for a sweet and surprisingly conventional action-comedy.

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IGN

IGN

The real heart and soul of the picture is Cage’s on-screen bromance with Pedro Pascal’s Javi.

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Stuff

Stuff

Very few actors could stand this level of mythologising and still deliver an even faintly credible or likeable performance. But Cage can and does.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

A satire of Hollywood ego, a loving tribute to Cage’s hair-trigger intensity and a consistently funny bromance...

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Unbearable Weight isn’t the self-reflexive skewering of Hollywood that one might expect.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Considering how many mediocre films fans have sat through in order to be considered a Cage completist, The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent is a well-deserved reward.

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Collider

Collider

Cage and Pascal together make an extremely delightful combo, one that holds Unbearable Weight afloat even when the plot and parody can become a bit perfunctory.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

The movie loves itself some references and callbacks and in-jokes.

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Paste

Paste

If you’re a Cage superfan, then you’re guaranteed to revel in the bounty of references to his filmography. But even if you’re not (though you will become one after this movie), this is an emotional, engaging, funny, riveting film.

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Bloody Disgusting

Bloody Disgusting

A raucous meta celebration of Nicolas Cage.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Those who accept that it will never be as unpredictable as the man himself should find much to enjoy...

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Variety

Variety

What makes The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent a joke thriller with an exuberant resonance is that its true subject is the magic of movies.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Cage the man always knows what is expected of Cage the myth. In The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent he finds the perfect synthesis of the two, and in turn delivers one of the most complex, yet crowd-pleasing performances of his career.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

The zippy meta-comedy plays like a fan letter to Cage from someone who’s not only seen a lot of movies, but has good taste.

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Slash Film

Slash Film

When The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent is good, it's really good, and the kind of gonzo project that has no right to exist.

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The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent | Release Details

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent is now playing in 2 cinemas in the United Kingdom. The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent is available to stream in the United Kingdom now on Prime Video Store and Apple TV and Google Play.