This intense drama has all the expected hallmarks of a Schrader film, but feels disappointing, pointless, and routine.
For every gasp-inducing jolt and hold-for-tears touching moment, a sense of betrayal almost always follows.
Such a pity that a goldmine of material was so thoroughly wasted.
There are allusions to the ritual of spirituality and the doctrine of science, from sinners to global warming to feminism to gender roles. The aspirations are grand, but what does it all mean?
Overall this is a solid entry in the Star Wars lineage that should please fans of all ages.
“Suburbicon” isn’t a bad film, it just fails to live up to its potential.