Nicolas Cage’s new film lands rare 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes

Nicolas Cage plays… Nicolas Cage in a meta comedy that has a 100% score on movie review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.

The upcoming, bizarre The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent sees the prolific actor play a fictionalised version of himself. In a creative rut and swamped with debts, this Nic Cage lives in a hotel awaiting his next, big break.

The film has garnered favourable reviews from critics who have had the chance to feast their eyes upon it at its SXSW premiere. It currently boasts a 100% score – though this is likely to change as the film hits cinemas next month.

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Critics are amused by the meta nature of this comedy, resorting to every last ounce of Cage knowledge to the benefit of the staunchest fans.

“The filmmakers pull from every corner of Cage’s filmography to craft something transcendent,” the review reads.

“Its a raucous journey that’ll leave you with a grin plastered on your face,” writes Megan Navarro for Bloody Disgusting. “Cage playing a version of himself makes for a unique meta-comedy featuring no shortage of poignant moments and riotous gags that’ll deepen your appreciation for his work.”

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The film also stars The Mandalorian‘s Pedro Pascal as Javi Gutierrez, in a performance that almost steals the show, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“Those who accept that it will never be as unpredictable as the man himself should find much to enjoy – especially given the addition of Pedro Pascal, who steals several scenes from a performer who’s nearly impossible to ignore,” reads their review.

Finally, IndieWire crowns the film “one of the funniest movies of the year,” saying “[t]here’s something for everyone in [it].”

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent is released in UK cinemas on April 22, 2022.

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