Dean Walker’s review published on Letterboxd:
If you’ve been following my reviews and opinions for any amount of time, then you might have noticed that a value in a movie I value most, is it’s weirdness. I adore it when cinema embraces the bizarre - I loved watching The Suicide Squad fight a giant starfish, or Nick Cage making out with himself in the Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, or Socrates and Billy the Kid hanging out in Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. When a movie frees itself from the shackles of normality and does something truly unexpected, I’m there, cheering it on.
If you’ve watched Everything, Everywhere, All At Once, then you’ll know that this movie is weird. It’s bizarre, not normal, and truly, immensely unexpected. But it’s so much more than that too.
This is a film about destiny, purpose, the meaning of life and bagels. It has a profound message about love, family and somehow even omnipotency. I know this movie is called “Everything, Everywhere, All at Once”, but I wasn’t expecting it to have such vast a reach, even with all the hype built up around it.
Not only was it profound in its message and brilliant in its concept, but also just so much darn fun to watch. It was truly beautiful, with some amazing cinematography and editing, captivating performances, mesmerising action and many genuinely laugh-out-loud moments.
I’m impressed this film lived up to its hype, and I’m surprised it touched me so deeply. It was funny and beautiful and outlandish and complete. I don’t know what more to say.