Suburbicon

 (1,040)5.71 h 45 min2017X-RayR
From director George Clooney, Suburbicon is the perfect place for Gardner Lodge (Matt Damon) to raise a family. But the tranquil surface masks a disturbing reality, as Gardner must navigate the town's dark underbelly of betrayal, deceit and violence.
Directors
George Clooney
Starring
Matt DamonJulianne MooreNoah Jupe
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]
Rentals include 30 days to start watching this video and 48 hours to finish once started.

Included with Paramount+ on Amazon from $5.99/month after trial

Add to Watchlist
Add to
Watchlist
By ordering or viewing, you agree to our Terms. Sold by Amazon.com Services LLC.
Write review

More details

Supporting actors
Oscar Isaac
Producers
Grant HeslovGeorge ClooneyTeddy SchwarzmanJoel SilverHal SadoffEthan ErwinBarbara A. HallDaniel Steinman
Studio
Paramount Pictures
Rating
R (Restricted)
Purchase rights
Stream instantly Details
Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
Devices
Available to watch on supported devices

Reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars

1040 global ratings

  1. 44% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 19% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 16% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 8% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 14% of reviews have 1 stars
Write a customer review
Sorted by:

Top reviews from the United States

Freddie N.Reviewed in the United States on October 11, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
Preachy Hollywood drivel
Verified purchase
Could have been a good Coen Brothers movie in the Fargo vein. Unfortunately it was told through the political lens of George Clooney. In typical fashion, inserting the Mayers into the plot was there only to show what awful human beings white people are. When the overall theme should have been that humans in general, can be awful human beings. Don't waste your time with this awful, predictable, slow and ultimately preachy piece of trash.
49 people found this helpful
K. KeyesReviewed in the United States on October 21, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
So sick of being lectured about how racist America was, and is from Hollywood
Verified purchase
Leave it to modern day Hollywood to feel the need to include an incoherent subplot about "50's so RACIST!" America. A handsome and rather affluent black couple moves into Cracker Town only to be perpetually harassed by an angry white mob...as if it was really like that in New Jersey back in the day. No wonder it was a FLOP!
46 people found this helpful
mattReviewed in the United States on July 30, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great twists, awesome movie settings ... strongly recommend
Verified purchase
We rented this because the trailer looked interesting and a bit dark. Even after watching the trailer, we had no idea what sort of ride we were in for. Very cool settings - the town/neighborhood is great and Matt Damon absolutely crushes the part. I like a movie with twists that don't make you think too much but still takes you by surprise... this definitely fits that. This wasn't on my radar to watch until we saw the trailer - now I recommend it to everyone.
34 people found this helpful
starla houffReviewed in the United States on February 15, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
This movie has some pretty bad reviews posted about it
Verified purchase
This movie has some pretty bad reviews posted about it. I took a chance and rented it anyway with 2.5 stars. It was very good and kept my attention. I can see why it would not be liked by the current younger generation though. However if you grew up in the 50-60's the movie provided a lot to reminisce about. From the clothing, living room drapes, furniture, cars, and the clock that hung on the wall all made my husband and I stop the movie and say "remember that"...... brought back a lot of memories. The story is a little dark but a good gangster story anyway. I was surprised to hear the name of my home town and the school they were going to send the little boy away to. Battle Creek Academy is a real school in Battle Creek Michigan. If you are in your 50's or 60's I would highly recommend watching.
81 people found this helpful
Ryan JohnstonReviewed in the United States on October 5, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
You have to appreciate the homage to old school movies here
Verified purchase
This movie is not your typical thriller or comedy. This movie intertwines both genres into a story that is an amalgamation of Fargo, rear window and the Road to Bali. Of course murder isn't a laughing matter, but Suburbicon flips your moral compass so you can laugh at death.

If you are wanting a funny movie, this ain't it. If you are looking for a serious crime thriller, this ain't it. Are you looking for a movie that blurs the lines between murder and cracking a joke, while also calling into question the white flight from the cities in the 1950s, than this is your movie. Throw in a little Red Scare hysteria and this is serious critique on the USA in the 1950s.

The movie may be slow, but that is the point. Enjoy the movie for what it is, laugh when it is funny and cringe when it is trying to make you cringe.
24 people found this helpful
FrugalTightwadReviewed in the United States on October 7, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Worth the watch...
Verified purchase
I wanted to watch this because I trust Matt Damon’s choices and I wanted to see George Clooney’s direction. I remembered the trailers and vaguely remembered thinking it would be interesting. It’s a complicated film -- not just about insurance fraud, or just about suburbia, or just about the ways parents can lie to their children, or just about how violent racism has been in this country (and suburbia in particular). It’s all these things. A study in contrasts. A deep look at some ugly truths. I kept thinking “suburbia is the con” as I’d say the movie title in my head while watching. It was hard for me to figure where the movie was going -- it just seemed like waiting for a train wreck to happen. Yet it is also very clever, visually disturbing, and the music evokes so many other movies that I found myself contrasting other movie families, other movie lives, with this one crafted here. I found it very worthwhile. And maybe that one reviewer is right, maybe you did have to have grown up in the 50s or 60s to “get” this -- maybe for others this kind of ugly happiness seems too far away to be taken seriously as a movie plot.
10 people found this helpful
RandomchickReviewed in the United States on October 11, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
It certainly doesn't help that it's so boring.
Verified purchase
It's a crap movie, but I probably could have finished watching it and came away with a general feeling of meh if it weren't so slow, boring, and predictable. It's like a slide show of vignettes, as if they were so proud of each set they felt a five minute still shot could hold up on its own with little to no dialog.
15 people found this helpful
THX1138Reviewed in the United States on March 30, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Murder in Suburbia with June Cleaver
Verified purchase
So the critics seem to really hate this one. I'm not a George Clooney fan but he did a great job of directing this suspenseful movie written by the Coen brothers with a great cast of characters. I enjoyed the Hitchcock-ian music for atmosphere, reminded me of a North by Northwest setup. Matt Damon plays your typical suburban dad who isn't as straight-laced as he seems. Julianne Moore plays 2 parts, June Cleaver and a murderous slut straight out of Mad Men all while trying to keep Damon's little boy believing life is normal in the suburbs. Then we have the neighbors, a normal African American couple with a son, who move in next door only to find out that beneath the picturesque neighborhood lies a hate-filled monster. And then there's the life insurance investigator who sees right through the rose colored BS straight off the bat and begins making things unbearable in a Peter Falk as Columbo style. Only the little white boy and black boy are able to connect in the midst of all of this ugliness and your left wondering at the end of this murderous tale if the white boy is taken in by his friend's family or if he is shipped of to the nearest mental facility after what he just went through. A strange and disturbing tale of suburbia in the racial war days of America.
7 people found this helpful
See all reviews