our brand is crisis movie review

Movie Review: Our Brand Is Crisis

This movie’s storyline starts off slow, but it got better towards the middle of the film. Anthony Mackie, who plays Falcon in the Captain America franchise, was in this movie. He does a good job considering he doesn’t have that many lines. I’m wondering if anyone went to see this in theatres, I know I didn’t. (I saw “Burnt” starring Bradley Cooper that week)

What struck me as odd, was that this movie deals heavily with psychology but it wasn’t advertised that way or at all. Who could remember a movie title like “Our Brand Is Crisis”? A good movie with good actors, but has a forgettable title, is a recipe for a box office flop. I even remember asking my mom right after the preview for that movie ended if she remembered the title. She immediately said no.

The antagonist in this movie is much worse in real life than they portray him in the film. I remember thinking who else could have played Sandra Bullock’s role, and the only person who came to mind was Tina Fey.

This movie brings awareness about the fact that people with anxiety and depression can do anything if they can overcome their mental obstacles. As someone who experiences both, I highly recommend watching this movie just for that aspect. Overall, it wasn’t the best movie, so I’m not surprised that it didn’t even make it double digits in profit. It wasn’t a bad movie though, but it will be overlooked for years to come. If you do happen to watch the movie, you’d be hard pressed to find someone else who has seen it.

My Score: 6/10

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