Red Rocket | 2021    

Updated December 10, 2022

Summary & Info

Red Rocket
A self-centered, washed-up porn actor (Simon Rex) returns to his small Texas hometown and manages to charm his way back into his estranged wife’s (Bree Elrod) home and life. Cast: Suzanna Son, Brenda Deiss, Sophie, Marlon Lambert, Judy Hill and Brittney Rodriguez. Director: Sean Baker. [2:10 – R]

Dueling Critics

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“At their most fundamental, Sean Baker’s movies are ultimately about America…As is typical by now, Baker (along with cinematographer Drew Daniels) captures the ethos and texture of America on the fringes in a way not many others do…It all gels to make Baker’s most nuanced character study yet, one that’s often as hilarious as it is horribly uncomforting.”
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“[O]ften teeters between compassion and something that feels perilously close to cultural voyeurism…[And] delivers titillation at the expense of someone else’s misery.”

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Red Rocket | 2022

    

Updated December 10, 2022

Critical Consensus

Dueling Critics

thumbs-up“At their most fundamental, Sean Baker’s movies are ultimately about America…As is typical by now, Baker (along with cinematographer Drew Daniels) captures the ethos and texture of America on the fringes in a way not many others do…It all gels to make Baker’s most nuanced character study yet, one that’s often as hilarious as it is horribly uncomforting.”
thumbs-down“[O]ften teeters between compassion and something that feels perilously close to cultural voyeurism…[And] delivers titillation at the expense of someone else’s misery.”

Summary & Info

Red Rocket
A self-centered, washed-up porn actor (Simon Rex) returns to his small Texas hometown and manages to charm his way back into his estranged wife’s (Bree Elrod) home and life. Cast: Suzanna Son, Brenda Deiss, Sophie, Marlon Lambert, Judy Hill and Brittney Rodriguez. Director: Sean Baker. [2:10 – R]

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