First Glance: “No Sudden Move” (2021)

HBO Max has dropped the trailer for Steven Soderbergh’s new throwback heist film “No Sudden Move”. The movie features a packed cast that includes Don Cheadle, Benicio del Toro, Jon Hamm, David Harbour, Brendan Fraser, Ray Liota, Amy Seimetz, Julia Fox, and Bill Duke among others. The film is slated to premiere at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival before landing on the streaming platform a couple weeks later. Judging by this first look, we have a lot to look forward to.

Set in 1955 Detroit, the movie follows a group of small-time hoods who are hired to swipe a lone document. Easy, right? Well of course not. Things go sideways fast leaving them searching the city for the one who hired them in hopes of getting some answers. I love the grimy look of the trailer and the all-star ensemble features names that should fit really well in the world Soderbergh is creating. As far as crime dramas go, this could be a really good one.

“No Sudden Move” premieres June 18th at Tribeca and then hits HBO Max July 1st. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

14 thoughts on “First Glance: “No Sudden Move” (2021)

  1. Remember when Soderbergh announced his retirement after doing Side Effects? That was, what, 2013 and I think he was out for a couple of years.

    Well, God almighty he’s come back with a vengeance. Seemingly to go through a phase of making iPhone movies (which, I gotta think he’s moved past by now because, ya know, they look like movies shot on an iPhone) and then just a string of new releases. I think it’s awesome. He’s clearly still in love with his job and that’s what we need

    • I remember the retirement which I found to be a real bummer. Glad to see him back and as experimental as ever. This is more of a sleek genre exercise but in the trailer you can see that Soderbergh touch.

  2. OK, this looks really fucking good and with a cast like that. Oh, I want to see this but… why on HBO Max? Can’t we go see it in the theaters as well? This looks like a movie I would totally see on the big screen.

    • I can’t say much about the plot mainly because it looks like they are keeping a lot of things a secret. I like that and hopefully it pays off. We won’t have to wait long to see.

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