• Bayou Caviar (2018)

Bayou Caviar

Release Date: October 5th, 2018

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary

A former boxing champion dreams of reclaiming glory from his dull life as a bouncer. Instead, he finds himself pulled into the criminal underworld when he witnesses a murder.

Cast: Cuba Gooding Jr., Famke Janssen, Richard Dreyfuss, Lia Marie Johnson, Gregg Bello, Katharine McPhee, Ken Lerner, Sam Thakur

Director: Cuba Gooding Jr.

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Gravitas Ventures

Ratings & Reviews

  • 20
    Mike ScottNew Orleans Times-Picayune

    Gritty to the point of sleazy, the noir-tinged Bayou Caviar shows flashes of visual flair, and Gooding -- who wrote the screenplay in addition to directing and starring -- demonstrates he’s still got the sort of screen presence and million-dollar smile that made him a star some 27 years ago. Beyond that, however, Bayou Caviar is a thoroughly nasty and messily plotted affair, a straight-to-VOD crime drama that slips and slides around in its own ooze for at least 20 minutes too long. show more

  • 50
    Roger MooreMovie Nation

    Gooding makes his directing debut with Bayou Caviar, a slow moving thriller as complex as Great Granny’s Jambalaya recipe. And in spite of that pacing, some stereotypical casting and a need to contort and drag out the finale, it makes for messy movie-watching fun. show more

  • 50
    Ben KenigsbergThe New York Times

    Like a boxer who doesn’t know when to quit, Bayou Caviar goes on a bit long, then rallies — in this case with an agreeably cynical closing image. show more

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