A Disappointed Response to Good Time (2017)

Article, Movie Review

Good Time (2017) was directed by the Safdie brothers. I saw literally no advertisements for it, and mainly went and saw it because I had a free Sunday and it seemed interesting. This movie, in short, was not quite what I expected it to be. I went into the theater expecting a normal action-crime movie experience, with all of the crude humor and washed down characterization that action movies normally offer. Good Time was … unexpected, in a word, because it was not that at all. But sadly, the fact that it broke away from some crime thriller cliches cannot, in my eyes, save it from how it was an ultimately disappointing experience.