Red Rocket

critic Reviews

, 90% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Led by Simon Rex's magnetic performance, Red Rocket is another vibrant, ground-level look at modern American life from director/co-writer Sean Baker.
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    Tim RobeyMonocle
    I don't think Simon Rex is in any way to blame for me hating [Mikey]. I think it's a tremendous performance.
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    Mark KermodeObserver (UK)
    Baker’s movies have always been about location, location, location, and Red Rocket is no different.
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    Donald ClarkeIrish Times
    It is Rexs extraordinary puppy-dog vigour that makes the character tolerable in spite of his repeated appalling decisions.
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    Charlotte O'SullivanLondon Evening Standard
    As well as being filthy, droll and almost unbearably tense, it offers great news for anyone too broke to go to drama school.
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    Ella KempLittle White Lies
    A dirty delight. Weird, smart, fantastic and very, very wrong.
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    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    Rex actively underplays Mikey’s self-interest and cruelty, so that -- in a way -- the audience becomes an equal target of his manipulation.
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    Desirée De FezFotogramas
    For fans of clear and luminous stories of an America unjustly forgotten. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Randy MeeksEspinof
    Baker continues to use the camera as a scalpel... [Full review in Spanish]
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    Alejandro G. CalvoSensacine
    It achieves the seemingly impossible: that we empathize with someone who doesn’t deserve sympathy and are amused even when what we’re seeing isn’t quite a laughing matter. Red Rocket, Sean Baker, Simon Rex… all tremendous. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Leigh PaatschHerald Sun (Australia)
    Cinematic thrillseekers need to see this ASAP.
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