A twisted tale of dark doings and social inequality beneath a superficially squeaky-clean 1950s American town.
Uptight salaryman Gardner Lodge (Matt Damon) is reeling from a break-in by thieves who kill his wheelchair-bound wife (Julianne Moore) leaving his son Nicky (Noah Jupe) motherless. But soon rats start being smelt as a sub-plot involving Lodge's new black neighbours further upsets the apple-cart as the community attempts to drive them out.
Once again George Clooney steps behind the camera, this time directing a screenplay co-written with the Cohen brothers, with a score by Alexandre Despat. This production has all the hallmarks of both the writers' and director's sharpest comedy-dramas.
Duration: 104 mins
Director: George Clooney. Starring: Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac. USA 2017.