nick’s review published on Letterboxd:
What a mind-bending emotional roller coaster! A strong contender for the best movie of the year, Everything Everywhere All at Once manages to shock and disarm you with its ambitious story, emotional sincerity, and authentic Asian identity. It's also a timely reminder of why Michelle Yeoh deserves to be a much bigger star.
Multiverse is not necessarily a groundbreaking idea in cinema, yet Daniels, the genius duo who have brought us the bonkers experience of Swiss Army Man, once again delivers a witty, relentless take on the familiar genre with their unique trademark of surrealist humor, high creativity, and shock values. From dildo fights to lesbian hotdog finger sex, the duo spares no efforts to present to the audience the experience of a lifetime.
On top of the creators' ingenious visions is the perfectly capable cast that is integral to this movie's success. Michelle Yeoh is of course the standout of the cast, proving her prowess as both an action star and a mighty comedian, by executing a role that almost feels tailor-made for her. but without Ke Huy Quan and Stephanie Hsu, another two tight players of the impeccable cast, Everything Everywhere All at Once wouldn't have had the same amount of charm and human touch to connect with the audience.
Overall Everything Everywhere All at Once is a bona fide crowd-pleaser and a guaranteed tearjerker thanks to its honest, thoughtful take on family, roads not taken, and the meaning of being alive in a cruel world. Highly recommended for every human being.