Solomon has crafted a pretty clever device to undergird the story, one that involves the 1950s auto industry, which brings logic to the Detroit setting. Al mismo tiempo, esa trama — after an extremely good, tension-filled start — grows a little too convoluted and border-line confusing down the stretch, especially since it’s structurally an old Hitchcock-ian MacGuffin to set the action in motion.
“No Sudden Move” fares better with the quirky, unpredictable nature of the characters, the impeccable period touches — from the overall look to the music — and disarmingly witty bits of dialogue, such as one tough guy snarling, “You’re not smart enough to know how not smart you are.” There’s also a terrific performance by Amy Seimetz in what could easily have been a throwaway role.
Eso dicho, the film represents the sort of lightweight offering that possessed scant theatrical prospects even before Covid, making the advent of streaming both a godsend for getting such movies made and a self-fulfilling prophecy in terms of their perceived commercial limitations.
“No Sudden Move” es, quite deliberately, a movie the way they used to make ’em. The fact that it’s confined to HBO Max subscribers serves as a clear demonstration of the way they currently release ’em.
“No Sudden Move” estrena julio 1 on HBO Max, cuales, como CNN, is a unit of WarnerMedia.