The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (2022)

"Nicolas Cage is Nick Cage."
Audience Score
68
Review Score
70
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
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: Nick Cage.
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'The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent' Movie Review

Nicolas Cage is one of those actors who has built a mythology around himself - or in some cases, had one thrust upon them. His career is marked by huge highs: he won an Oscar for 'Leaving Las Vegas' and has received acclaim for many of his dramatic and comedic performances. He also managed to carve out time as an action star in the likes of 'Con Air' and 'The Rock'.

More recently, though, his performances have dived into straight-to-home-entertainment territory, with madcap action movies sharing shelf space with more nuanced indies. He's still putting in solid performances (last year's 'Pig' was a quiet triumph that put him into awards consideration once more), but he's not quite scoring the higher profile parts he once did. Which means that this latest job is a chance to show he's in on the joke.

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Movie Details

Theatrical Release:April 22nd, 2022 - Buy Tickets
On Digital & Streaming:June 7th, 2022 - Watch Now
On DVD & Blu-ray:June 21st, 2022 - Buy DVD
Movie Budget:$30,000,000.00
Movie Box Office Gross:$29,116,320.00 (Worldwide)
Original Language:English
Executive Producers:Samson Mucke, Kevin Etten
Production Companies:Saturn Films, Burr! Productions
Movie Tags:cia, undercover