I searched for a thread on this film and couldn’t find anything.
I screened this in Indianapolis this week and am shocked it wasn’t screened for critics before awards season at all. Not that it would have made much of a difference, but it is actually really good.
The ensemble is fantastic, with standouts from Helen Mirren & Kiera Knightley. Will Smith has one big scene but not much other than that (the story is about him but he is talked about by his coworkers more than he is shown on camera).
I figured it would not be good since they didn’t release it to screen for awards consideration, but I really really enjoyed it!
I agree, I saw the movie this week and I thought the first half was a bit rushed but the second half really saved the movie for me. Will Smith was rather impressive but by no means the real lead in this ensemble piece but Helen Mirren was just fantastic in this movie.