Lucas Nasu Nielsen’s review published on Letterboxd:
I went into this thinking I was going to be different than all those other 5 star Letterboxd people…
I was wrong.
This is a difficult film to express in words why it’s so good, you just have to watch it for yourself. I went in completely blind which I believe is the best way to watch this movie, it made my entire viewing experience that much more engaging. So I’m not going to say too much in this review about the plot, just watch it, its 100% worth your time.
I felt every possible emotion while watching this film, and sometimes multiple at the exact same moment. There was literally a point near the end of the movie where I was laughing, crying, in complete awe, and filled with both joy and sadness all at the same time. How is that even possible?
Two rocks and some subtitles made me uncontrollably cry. If that doesn’t explain this 5 star rating I don’t know what will.
What the Daniels have accomplished here is incredible. With only 25 million dollars they managed to make one of the greatest, most insane, genre bending, action packed, truly original pieces of art that I have ever seen. Only the directors of a movie as original and weird as Swiss Army Man as well as the guys who made the Turn Down for What music video could make something this incredible. I am genuinely in awe. Best movie of the year so far, best A24 film I’ve ever seen, and a rare 5 star film for me. Wow.
Also, some dude sitting in front of me fell asleep around the midpoint part of the film and was snoring really loudly for the rest of the run time. Even though I was so annoyed, this movie was so good that somehow it didn’t even ruin my film going experience. With that being said, I’m definitely going to go see this again soon so I can enjoy the second half without a constant snoring white noise.
I don’t say this often, but Everything Everywhere All at Once is a masterpiece. The Daniels can take their bows now, they have made their Magnum Opus.
To all those people saying that this movie was “too confusing,” try watching a bit of Rick and Morty. The multiverse concept is so simplistic in this film in comparison. I still don’t understand how anything works in that show.