Every time I write about Nicolas Cage, I feel obligated that the man is an Oscar winner. It’s now been about a quarter of a century since Cage won the Oscar for Best Actor, which surely means that a large percentage of the population only sees him as the arthouse gonzo star of the film B qu ‘it has become in the last decade or so. Yes, while he’s become a kind of caricature of himself, he’s still a very talented actor in there, and apparently his last film Pig – Yes, Pig – succeeded in giving him back this talent.
Critics love Nicolas Cage’s new film Pig
Released in theaters tomorrow – Friday, July 16 – the Michael Sarnoski-directed thriller about an Oregon truffle hunter in the Oregon wilderness who returns home to find his beloved pig has been stolen currently displays a extremely impressive score of 98% of reviews on Rotten tomatoes, with journalists performing in particular the main performance of Cage.
“Like the animal itself, Pig defies the hogwash of expectations with a beautiful odyssey of loss and love anchored by the raw and touching performance of Nicolas Cage. [via Rotten Tomatoes]
For the context, the emblematic Orson Welles Citizen Kane, widely regarded as one of, if not the greatest American film ever made, has a 99% review score on Rotten tomatoes. Granted, while the controversial review aggregator is far from the end of film criticism, it does give you a good idea of the general conversation surrounding a movie.
What’s next for Nicolas Cage?
Cage’s penchant for truly crazy storytelling doesn’t seem to be abating anytime soon, as he will star alongside Pedro Pascal, Tiffany Haddish and Neil Patrick Harris in 2022. The unbearable weight of massive talents, which will see Nicolas Cage embody himself in a film about Nicolas Cage having to reconstruct famous characters from Nicolas Cage for a Mexican billionaire (Pascal) who has taken his family hostage.
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