White Boy Rick 2018
R | 1h 51min | Crime, Drama | 14 September 2018 (USA)
The story of teenager Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the FBI during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated R for language throughout, drug content, violence, some sexual references, and brief nudity
I was expecting a movie that showed the rise (and fall) of the youngest gangster in America, but I ended up getting a movie with an identity crisis. It didn’t know if it wanted to be a crime drama or a family drama. Too many details were skipped or fast forwarded, like Rick’s rise to power in the second half of the movie. Then it all comes down crashing so fast, I felt like they ran out of time trying to tell the story. The acting was average, I didn’t see any particular standout performances, and it was hard to feel empathy for any character. Overall, an okay movie, worth streaming maybe somewhere down the road.
Director: Yann Demange
Writers: Andy Weiss, Logan Miller
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Richie Merritt, Bel Powley
Release Date: 14 September 2018 (USA)
Also Known As: White Boy Rick
Filming Locations: Cleveland, Ohio, USA