Highly Suspect Reviews: Greed

Greed Movie Review

GREED MOVIE REVIEW

Hey, Michael Winterbottom fans! I know you’re out there. Ok, how about Steve Coogan fans? Wait, ya’ll are probably the same people. I mean, they have done a number of films together and now we have Greed. Coogan plays a ridiculously wealthy fashion mogul who recently has been dealing with questions about the legality of his business decisions and decidedly having a problem with being viewed as the public as exactly what he actually is: a selfish, amoral, POS. So, he decides the best way to handle his 50th birthday is to have a hugely expensive party with big celebrities and a Roman Gladiatorial theme in Greece. Suffice it to say, this is not a great idea. David Mitchell plays the out-of-his-depth biographer of Coogan’s trying to find ways to not paint him as the garbage person he actually is and that certainly adds a large degree of awkward humor to the mix. But does the film find its balance between its socio-political aspirations and dry humor or is it as uncomfortable as watching Mitchell try to keep up with rich people? Chris, Marco, Sarah Jane, and Mindy are on the case.

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DIRECTED BY: Michael Winterbottom

STARRING: Steve Coogan, David Mitchell, Isla Fisher, Sophie Cookson, Shirley Henderson, Ollie Locke, Asa Butterfield, Sarah Solemani, Shanina Shaik, Asim Chaudhry, Pearl Mackie, Tim Key, Johnny Sweet, Stephen Fry, Caroline Flack, Pixie Lott, Ben Stiller, Colin Firth, Keira Knightley

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