Michael Marino’s review published on Letterboxd:
This is definitely Aaron Sorkin at his Aaron Sorkinest, the dialog, the walk with me moments, and O WEE, those scenes where we see people talking with one another while we see overplayed footage of those past set events going on. Some might find the whole charade pretty goofy and are sick of Sorkin at this point, but shit, I adore it.
And being an Aaron Sorkin film, I'd be brain dead If I weren't to realize that it's the performances that carry this whole film together, especially when it comes to this kind of dialogue. Honestly, overall performance-wise, I thought they were all pretty good here to me, but god damn, let me say it does take some time to get used to them.
I mean, just the audacity in receiving a first-hand experience of watching Jeremy Strong trying to attempt his best Tommy Chong impersonation of his character on That 70's Show was a sight to behold on its own, I do have to say. So L TO THE OG with that Motherfucker.
And lord, oh mighty sonny, because Eddie Redmayne's American accent started getting a little wonky here from time to time, and speaking about Redmayne, but having to see the scene where you saw him and Michael Keaton together made me want to hit someone's elbow, and dare not make me say this, but I wouldn't have cared that they had broken their elbow because Keaton should have won that Oscar for Birdman instead of his ass.
Apart from them, and there are so many performances to talk about here with this film alone, definitely from out of all of them, it was unquestionably both Mark Rylance and Sasha Baron Cohen who were my favorites here. But if I were to nominate either of them, it would be Rylance who I can see gaining one for sure.
So I'm out, and usually, I don't try to be political on here, but I must say that this film made me pretty excited to go out and vote in a few weeks.
And now, because I want to end this review in the corniest way possible.
Remember, The Whole World Is Watching Right Now.
Take care Y'all