1 hours 47 minutes | Rated R13 (Violence, offensive language, drug use & sexual references)
Nicolas Cage stars as… Nick Cage in the action-comedy “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.” Creatively unfulfilled and facing financial ruin, the fictionalized version of Cage must accept a $1 million offer to attend the birthday of a dangerous superfan (Pedro Pascal). Things take a wildly unexpected turn when Cage is recruited by a CIA operative (Tiffany Haddish) and forced to live up to his own legend, channeling his most iconic and beloved on-screen characters in order to save himself and his loved ones. With a career built for this very moment, the seminal award-winning actor must take on the role of a lifetime: Nicolas Cage.
It’s a raucous journey that’ll leave you with a grin plastered on your face. Cage playing a version of himself makes for a unique meta-comedy featuring no shortage of poignant moments and riotous gags that’ll deepen your appreciation for his work. Bloody Disgusting
Those who accept that it will never be as unpredictable as the man himself should find much to enjoy — especially given the addition of Pedro Pascal, who steals several scenes from a performer who’s nearly impossible to ignore. Hollywood Reporter
Director-cowriter Tom Gormican has devised an original and inspired concept, but the actual finished product feels too inside-baseball; it takes a true Cage aficionado to be in on all the jokes. TheWrap
The filmmakers pull from every corner of Cage’s filmography to craft something transcendent. RogerEbert.com
There’s something for everyone in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. It’s one of the funniest movies of the year. indieWire
A commercial comedy that has a delirious good time poking fun at Nicolas Cage, celebrating everything that makes him Nicolas Cage — and, in the end, actually becoming a Nicolas Cage movie, which turns out to be both a cheesy thing and a special thing. Variety