Hey there movie buffs and Denzel Washington fans! If you’re like me, you can’t resist a good Denzel flick. And in 2021, he delivered once again with “All the Little Things,” a thriller that’s equal parts gripping and quirky. Trust me; this one’s got all the little things (pun intended) that make a movie worth watching.
So, what’s the scoop? Denzel plays Joe “Deke” Deacon, a retired detective with a mysterious past that haunts him. When he teams up with the talented and enigmatic Rami Malek (playing detective Jim Baxter), you know you’re in for a wild ride. These two guys couldn’t be more different, but that’s what makes their partnership so intriguing.
The story kicks off with a series of gruesome murders that bear a striking resemblance to a case Deke worked on years ago. And wouldn’t you know it, the prime suspect is none other than Jared Leto, who’s perfecting the art of playing creepy characters. His character, Albert Sparma, is equal parts chilling and oddly charming, a combination that keeps you guessing throughout the film.
Without giving too much away, let’s just say that “All the Little Things” takes you on a rollercoaster of suspense, twists, and turns. It’s like trying to solve a jigsaw puzzle while blindfolded – you think you’ve got it figured out, and then, surprise! Another piece doesn’t fit.
Denzel Washington, the man who can do no wrong in Hollywood, shines in his role as Deke. His grizzled detective persona is a sight to behold, and you can’t help but root for him, even when he’s facing demons from his past.
Rami Malek, fresh off his Oscar win, is excellent as the young detective trying to make a name for himself. His chemistry with Denzel is spot on, and their banter provides some much-needed comic relief amidst the tension.
And then there’s Jared Leto. Leto’s portrayal of Albert Sparma is downright eerie. You’ll find yourself simultaneously repulsed and captivated by his character’s unpredictability.
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While “All the Little Things” is primarily a thriller, it’s sprinkled with moments of dark humor that catch you off guard. It’s like the filmmakers knew we needed a chuckle to relieve some of the tension.
The movie also explores themes of obsession, guilt, and redemption, making it more than just a run-of-the-mill crime drama. It’s a psychological thriller with a heart.
In the end, “All the Little Things” delivers a satisfying, if not slightly disturbing, conclusion that leaves you thinking about it long after the credits roll.
So, grab your popcorn, turn down the lights, and prepare for a Denzel Washington masterpiece that’s as perplexing as it is entertaining. “All the Little Things” is a wild ride you won’t want to miss – just remember to lock your doors after watching. Jared Leto’s performance might give you the creeps for a while!