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Review: Chris Morris’ ‘The Day Shall Come’ mines security threats and…

by Ace Damon
Review: Chris Morris' 'The Day Shall Come' mines security threats and...

Fearless British satirist Chris Morris forged a new genre: the security threat scam? His 2010 UK comedy "Four Lions" found punitive laughter with unfortunate suicide bombers and now, with "The Day Shall Come", within the twisted machinations of overly zealous US anti-terrorism tactics at home.

When Street Preacher Against Black Power Moses (Marchant Davis) needs money to keep his and his wife Venus (Danielle Brooks) community improvement operation afloat, he attracts the attention of an FBI team (Anna Kendrick, Denis O'Hare) too ready to set a trap for the financing of terrorism in the Middle East with the help of his paid Arab American informant board.

Morris and co-screenwriter Jesse Armstrong (“In the Loop,” “Succession”) are not the inventors of the crazy American police forces, willing to fund an attack on their own government just for prison victories – Morris's targets come from a lot of research into real madness that fuels the war on terror. But, boy, did they experience this terrible fact-based disdain of false reality, with hilarious shadows of characters (the hum of the cast), bureaucratic nonsense, and devilish, sour, insulting dialogue.

The result is a kind of racially driven risk-taking theater that exploits the underprivileged, rewards corruption, and ultimately – when the farce unfolds – is not really funny. But this is only after brilliantly It's funny, producing the world's many bitter, upside-down laughs about the ridiculous truth behind some serious modern illusions we should be afraid of.

& # 39; The day will come & # 39;

Not rated

Runtime: 1 hour, 28 minutes

Playing: Begins September 27, Alamo Drafthouse, Los Angeles; Arclight Hollywood; Arclight Sherman Oaks


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