The Little Things

The Little Things ★★★

2021 Ranked

Well here is my first 2021 release and while it could've been so much better, this wasn't as bad as I was led to believe it'd be.

I think the acting on display is mostly good; Denzel is seemingly coasting but coasting Denzel is still fucking great. Jared Leto is playing a weird creep and does a really good job. Probably drawing from real life experience. However, Rami Malek is...odd in this one. I can't put my finger on what the issue is but he was not good.

I liked the relationship between his character and Denzel's, however I feel like maybe there is twenty minutes or so missing from the development. I get what they were going for (Rami Malek's character is Denzel's character before things went wrong for him, it's an interesting parallel), and they were trying to build that up so certain events near the end make more sense. I just feel it wasn't QUITE fully earned. But I get what they were doing.

I feel like this didn't need to be set in the 90's. It adds literally nothing to the film and it feels as though, because this was originally written in the 90's, that this wasn't even rewritten after it got the go-ahead.

Overall, it's okay. If you like detective stories, it's worth a watch at least once. However, if I get the itch to watch a detective film, I'll just watch Se7en.

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