99 Homes review

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A timely thriller about a single father who is evicted from his home and his only chance to win it back is to go to work for the charismatic and ruthless businessman who evicted him in the first place. –Amazon

 

This is an excellent movie that raises some incredibly important questions about the recent housing market collapse. It unfortunately completely falls apart and makes some pretty nonsensical story choices in the third act. I really enjoyed Michael Shannon and Andrew Garfield’s performances, these were fully fleshed out and realized characters, so it definitely wasn’t the acting that caused the issues.  Click more for the issues, which you may consider to be spoilers.  All that being said, I strongly suggest this film, it was a great watch.

Spoilers: They make a point of showing how Garfield’s character is REALLY not good with money(upside down on the mortgage), that he doesn’t understand how to keep money in his pocket (getting payday loans), and makes some pretty bad choices (stealing a/c units and pool pumps).  Then he somehow flips and becomes a hostage negotiation expert and an apparent informant to the feds? The whole ending of the movie contradicted the first portion of it.  I’m nearly 100% certain that Shannon’s character is going to get off without much issue since he didn’t have his hands dirty at all.


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