Like Ike Barinholtz’s Chris, Swear off The Oath.

 In Comedy, Everything, Skip, Suspense
Ike Barinholtz and Tiffany Haddish in The Oath.

The Oath

★Directed by Ike Barinholtz★
★Written by Ike Barinholtz★

The review:

I forgot to write a review for this movie and now it’s more than three months later and things are hazy, but I can tell you that there are some funny parts of this, but also that tonally it’s off.* It may that it’s a Too Soon! movie** or that Barinholtz just wants to push buttons that I wasn’t in the mood to have pushed, but I could see people putting in their best effort, but it just didn’t come together. It was interesting to see Haddish play the straight man, so there was that.

The verdict: Skip

Cost: Monthly Disney+/Hulu charge ($8.99)
Where watched: at home

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Further sentences:

*Like it’s a dark comedy, but I think a little too dark?
**We did watch it three days after the storming of the capital by domestic terrorists.


  • What’s your favorite kind of movie for Tiffany Haddish to star in?
  • Would you take the oath?

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Orange background with a white frame. If it wasn't for people like me, people like you would be slaves to people like me.—The Oath. Read the three sentence movie review.
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  • Boyfriend Matt

    I would not take the Oath, but I just might to avoid the social pressure.

    OK, here’s the problem with this movie. Ike thought, “I will take a current tension in my life right now and then amp it up to 11 and then not think through the actual consequences of this exaggerated reality.” So then the audience is supposed to say, “Oh, well, isn’t the current political reality terrible/not as bad as it could be?” And the deus ex machina in the end, not so much appreciated.

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