'Sorry to Bother You' is a wild ride that critics are calling one of 2018's best comedy movies
Starring Lakeith Stanfield (FX's "Atlanta") and Tessa Thompson ("Thor: Ragnarok"), Riley's film follows the wild plight of Stanfield's Cassius Green, a black telemarketer in Oakland, California, who achieves immense success at his job only after a colleague instructs him to change his accent to that of a white man.
"Sorry to Bother You" also stars Terry Crews, Danny Glover, and Armie Hammer, and it features voiceover work from comedians Patton Oswalt and David Cross.The film has a 96% "fresh" rating on the reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. Several critics have placed Riley's movie, which he wrote and directed, in a lineage of great absurdist films from auteurs like Charlie Kaufman, Jordan Peele, and Spike Jonze.
"Sorry to Bother You" opens Friday in select theaters and nationwide on July 27.
Here are a few noteworthy reviews of the film: