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Red Rocket (2021)



Critic Consensus: 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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The audacious new film from writer-director Sean Baker (The Florida Project, Tangerine), starring Simon Rex in a magnetic, live-wire performance, Red Rocket is a darkly funny and humane portrait of a uniquely American hustler and a hometown that barely tolerates him.

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The film's ambivalence is its strength -- leaving us room to be seduced by its deluded anti-hero, and to share his entrancement with his sleazy American dream.

January 6, 2022 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

I miss quieter movies with their slow-build character studies. Watching director Sean Baker's Red Rocket, a portrait of fictional aging porn actor Mikey Saber (Simon Rex), was a reminder of how great those can be.

January 6, 2022 | Full Review…

[Director Sean Baker] has a real feel for the underside of life that's not compromising or demeaning.

December 23, 2021 | Full Review…

I think we're at the point where we can say there is such a thing as a "Sean Baker Film."

December 23, 2021 | Full Review…

"Red Rocket" isn't like any other movie you've seen this year. Expect the taste of pink sparkle doughnuts to linger.

December 23, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Rex is simply magnetic as Mikey, a character he brings to life through hisrat-a-tat patter, his jittery mannerisms and theself-serving interactions he has with others.

December 23, 2021 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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