Everything Everywhere All at Once

Everything Everywhere All at Once ★★★½

From a visual and editing standpoint, this is real masterwork. There was a moment when I truly felt like I was on a rollercoaster and that is the magic of film. So glad I caught this on the big screen for that reason. This is clippy, ethereal, no-holds-barred editing, paired with absolutely outstanding performances (I’m really of course talking about Yeoh’s) to create moments of real and surprisingly understated beauty.

My main issue is, personally, I have a really low tolerance for fight scenes, and this has too many that go on far too long for my taste. Even though they’re creatively filmed and feature clever devices to shake them up, I just got really, really bored with all the fighting. This feels like it did overstay its welcome a bit and I wish they’d have allocated much of the runtime spent fighting to more time between characters, so the emotional peaks at the end could be even more real and hard-hitting.