Pig review roundup Nicolas cage film emerges as one of the best films of 2021 with a 98 percent rating on rotten tomatoes. When the trailer for Nicolas Cage’s Pig came out, few thought it would be one of the best review movies of the year, but here it is. Despite the funny-sounding premise, the film seems to have depth.
Directed by Michael Sarnoski, the film received an impressive 98% score on review aggregation sites.
The critical consensus is: “Like animals themselves, pigs defy the hogwash of anticipation with a beautiful odyssey of loss and love based on Nicolas Cage’s shocking raw performance.” Cage takes on the role of a truffle hunter in the wilderness of Oregon who has lost a female pig to a kidnapper.
To find his lost sow, he must return to his hometown of Portland and face his past. That brief explanation may be strange to others, but it is absurd to Nicolas Cage. If the dog is a pig, kidnapped and not murdered, then the pig is John Wick.
Here’s what the critics have to say:
AV Club’s Mike D’Angelo wrote to the film that “there is no twist in the traditional sense, but the successive encounters reveal a new side that enriches the story.” Noel Murray of the Los Angeles Times explains how Pig is different from John Wick.
A character who meditates on loss hopes to break free from the person he used to be, is anchored.” Wrap’s Carlos Aguilar admits that it doesn’t make sense when all the ingredients come together, but that “the products blended in the filmmaker’s narrative pot create extraordinary blends.”
San Jose Mercury News’ Randy Myers said, “It’s the cage that holds the ‘pig’ with his trademark spewing, soul-penetrating, understated smoke. He is great.” The pig was released in the US today (July 16). There is no release date for India yet.