vinnycenzo’s review published on Letterboxd:
When I saw the trailer for this film, I was immediately intrigued as to what this film would be, it seemed like something I would love, mixing the incredible filmmaking of A24 with the modern concept of the multiverse seemed like an incredible idea and I was so excited to check this one out that it even found a spot in my top 20 most anticipated films of this year. I was fully expecting to like this movie, but I ended up loving it. Not only did it instantly become my favorite movie of the year thus far, but it also cracked my top 10 films of all time. It's a perfectly crafted film that takes this idea of the multiverse that's become pretty popular in recent years and uses it in a way that makes it feel so fresh and different. The film builds out an entire multiverse from the ground up, and despite all of this worldbuilding being done in just a single film, it all feels fleshed out and like they payed close attention to the details. It's easily one of the weirdest films I've ever experienced, all these things the movie blends together seem like they shouldn't work, but somehow the film finds the perfect way to mix hot dog fingers, talking rocks, a lot of Ratatouille references, and so much more in a way that doesn't feel convoluted, but makes for an incredibly compelling story. I think the films greatest advantage in telling this multiverse story is that it's not based on an existing property, but is completely original, so it doesn't have to focus on all the cameos and fanservice that populate other multiverse films, but can focus on the story and characters. I know plenty of other people have already made this comparison, but this film supplies more multiverse madness than the other big multiverse film this year that actually had those two words in it's title. The visuals, performances, and even humor are flawless. It's a really hard movie to talk about without getting into spoilers, there are so many things I absolutely loved about this movie, I haven't even scratched the surface in this review, but I don't want to say anything else because I don't want to spoil a single one of this movies many surprises. It's brilliant in the way it mixes the great storytelling A24 is known for with the fun concept of the multiverse, I can't recommend it enough.