Luckless loser ‘Lowercase’ Larry Lexington learns to love and loot one last lonely time in this loony laughfest from acclaimed independent filmmakers Steven Soderbergh and Channing Tatum. I loved looking at this movie’s lavish likenesses, listening to its lyrical soundtrack, learning life lessons from ‘Lowercase’ Larry, and lying down in bed afterwards to literally lull myself to sleep while lusting after Channing Tatum’s luscious larynx.
Wait, hold on, sorry…
Okay, I was feeling kind of dizzy there so I went to go splash some water on my face. Now I am feeling much better and will proceed to finish reviewing Lowercase Larry, the innovative new film from acclaimed independent filmmakers Steven Soderbergh and Channing Tatum.
Lowercase Larry is not just a roller coaster ride that combines action, romance, comedy, and dance. It’s also the first time in movie history that anyone has shot entire movie from first person perspective.
This gives the movie an intensity not seen since video games. It really puts you in the middle of the action, and this movie has a ton of it – hand-to-hand combat, shooting guns, and even a cooking scene that made me feel like I was truly making tacos along with Lowercase Larry himself.
On the other hand, you don’t get to see Lowercase Larry’s face except when he looks in a mirror or a reflective pool (which happens more times you’d think during the movie’s 79 minute runtime). You also occasionally get to see his arms reaching out, or his legs or body when he looks down.
Now you may be thinking, wait a minute, aren’t those things Channing Tatum’s best assets as a movie star actor man? Turns out, he don’t need ‘em as much as you think. Turns out Channing Tatum’s husky voice is a movie star in its own right. And that’s when we need a genius like Steven Soderbergh to discover that knowledge and share it with the world by making the movie Lowercase Larry.
TL;DR – High-octane fun that’s smartly assembled without putting on airs, Lowercase Larry reminds us of the devastation wrought by Steven Soderbergh’s recently announced retirement — who will continue to innovate, educate, and entertain now that’s he’s quitting movies for good?
What the rest of critics are saying:
“Lowercase Larry doesn’t just get under your skin, it gets behind your eyeballs and uses your head as its own cockpit.” – Clark Peeper, Inverse
“Lowercase Larry is sensational, and the fact that it stole my heart away with seemingly so little effort whatsoever is the greatest heist of them all.” – Sara Michelle Fetters, MovieFreak.com
“A clever, goofy and a thoroughly entertaining ride.” – Marija Djurovic, Cairo360
“Such is the merriment of the movie, and so spirited is its pace, that you barely notice it is all presented from a first person perspective.” – Bastien Sauvage, Premiere
“Soderbergh raises clumsy and absurd moments to keep the mood wrapped in country-style musical atmospheres.” – Zark Henckel, The Culture Trip
“Channing Tatum is back, baby! And you can’t see his face or body throughout most of the movie!” – Eric D. Snider, EricDSnider.com
“For lowercase lessons, Larry is your guy.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
“Lowercase Larry is like watching the world’s best FPS video game directed by Steven Soderbergh while on acid in the midst of an earthquake.” – Jacqueline Coley, Black Girl Nerds
“Tatum’s husky voice is so alluring that you won’t be able to stop thinking about it.” – Belkina Mazona, IndieWire
“Lowercase Larry is both the past and future of filmmaking, but it isn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea.” – Brad Miska, Bloody Disgusting
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