White Boy Rick (2018)

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White Boy Rick: Directed by Yann Demange. With Matthew McConaughey, Richie Merritt, Bel Powley, Jennifer Jason Leigh. The story of teenager Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the FBI during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.

“White Boy Rick is the cinematic equivalent of Sloppy Joes. It tastes good, but it never coalesces into something satisfying, with a solid base of support to keep it together. White Boy Rick has all the ingredients of a great film. A stellar all-star cast, excellent cinematography, razor-sharp editing and a story that keeps you invested the entire time. But something seems missing. For one, some of the story seems rushed to get to the more interesting aspects, without properly explaining how we get there. For example, how did the FBI hone into Rick and his father for an FBI investigation? The agents just appear in the beginning, and weu0026#39;re supposed to roll with it. Now you understand why I compared it to Sloppy Joes. The exposition, at times, is pretty sloppy. But fortunately, never once did that take me out of the film. White Boy Rick is a thoroughly good time at the movies. The performances, notably from McConaughey, are top notch. White Boy Rick himself garners sympathy as a lost soul, and thatu0026#39;s important to clarify. Some people might write this off as a run-of-the-mill crime thriller biting off u0026quot;The Wireu0026quot;. If I was so inclined to be jaded, maybe Iu0026#39;d agree. But always give things the benefit of the doubt. Give it a watch?”


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