Hot Take: Our Brand Is Crisis is a fairly mediocre political comedy… Wag the Dog without the bite. Sandra Bullock is fun to watch though and that makes it slightly better than forgettable.
At some point in Our Brand Is Crisis I stopped caring about the plot and decided to enjoy Sandra Bullock’s performance as “Calamity” Jane Bodine, an American political advisor brought out of “retirement” to help a long shot candidate in Bolivia salvage their campaign. I’d bore you with more details about the actual plot but you’ve seen this “paint by numbers” storytelling before. The draw is Bullock and some decent supporting work by Billy Bob Thornton (as Bodine’s nemesis Candy) and Anthony Mackie and Ann Dowd.Read More →