The film is lying to us, and the filmmakers know it’s lying to us.
I honestly have no idea why this got made.
The points of highest tension are also the moments when some character’s moral reserve crumbles, and when their capacity for love and graciousness is overtaken by rage and desperation.
The first Horrible Bosses, while not an amazing movie, at least had a genuine reason to exist. I
It doesn’t really reach any meaningful narrative climax. It just sort of ends.
It packs genuine moral and emotional depth.
Loud, bulky, imperfect, but never dull.
A well-executed Lifetime thriller, with terrific performances.
Gyllenhaal’s performance is a sight to behold.
It’s such a stripped-down genre exercise that it’s sometimes like the filmmakers are cutting bone rather than fat from the story.