With sharp tonal shifts from dramatic to comedic and from introspective to genuinely creepy, Wakefield manages to be an entertaining watch for all of its runtime. Cranston really gives a powerhouse performance here. He was nominated for Trumbo, but I think he's even better in this, carrying the whole movie on his shoulders with a solitary and varied performance, making his unlikable Howard Wakefield a sympathetic character.
An interesting take on middle-age crisis, and how it affects the protagonist and the people around him.
1 / 2 directing & technical aspect
0 / 1 story
1 / 1 act I
1 / 1 act II
0 / 1 act III
1 / 1 acting
1 / 1 dialogue
1 / 1 originality
1 / 1 lasting ability to make you think
7 out of 10
Cranston is the life and soul of this film, and he is perfect in the role of a man who has 'lost' everything. The ending frustrated a little - I wanted to know what happened next - but the plot really takes a back seat to Howard, and the introspection he goes through while watching events from afar.
Can Bryan Cranston make a bad movie? Nope - this guy is a chameleon. The movie is a little different, but enjoyable. 7/10
I kinda seriously disliked that ending but besides that, well acted uniqueish movie.