Review: Green Book

Review: Green Book

“Viggo looked gross. I know that’s what he was supposed to look like but, man…gross.”

It’s Oscars season and we’re reviewing the Academy’s big category picks. ‘Green Book’ (starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen) is directed by Peter Farrelly and has nominations for Best Picture, Best Actor (Mortensen), Best Supporting Actor (Ali), Best Original Screenplay and more.

Synopsis: 

“Dr Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist, who is about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx. Despite their differences, the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation.”

We put the movie through our critically acclaimed rating system, which grades based on four categories:

1. Did we like it?

2. How did everyone look?

3. Will we steal stuff from it?

4. Is it problematic?

Green Book

7

Pete

6.3/10

DJ

7.6/10

Pros

  • Strong performances
  • Good character development
  • Had Linda Cardellini
  • Made DJ cry
  • Mahershala Ali a whole damn meal
  • Didn't pretend to solve still-existent issues
  • Not 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

Cons

  • Didn't consult Dr. Shirley's family
  • Viggo was gross
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