Watch: Live Cargo 2016 123movies, Full Movie Online – A grieving couple retreats to a remote Bahamian island where they become entangled in a dangerous turf war between the island’s mayor and a greedy human trafficker..
Plot: Nadine and Lewis move to a small Bahamian island hoping to restore their relationship in the wake of a tragedy, only to find the picturesque island torn in two: on one side a dangerous human trafficker and on the other an aging patriarch, struggling to maintain order.
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|4.5/10 Votes: 1,071|
|36% | RottenTomatoes|
|56/100 | MetaCritic|
|N/A Votes: 10 Popularity: 3.206 | TMDB|
One of the boldest debut films in recent memory. Caught this gem in VOD. Live Cargo played on the festival circuit for the last year since it’s Tribeca Film Festival premiere in 2016. I have not seen such an artful movie come out of the Caribbean region in years. I would compare it in many ways to the 60s classic “I Am Cuba.” Mainly, due to it’s artistic merit and the black and white photography. This film is heavy on style, as it seemingly transported me to it’s own unique cinematic realm. The visuals are beautiful, but so is the score and source music. The editing is flawless and I was pulled into the story so deeply that I forgot I was watching a movie. I was totally hooked. The director does a great job with the actors. I cannot recall a moment that felt false or poorly acted. Stanfield is great here. I have read the director Sandler and actor Stanfield have worked together prior. I would love to see them hopefully work again. Also, the most unforgettable performance in my opinion was the mysterious Myron played by relative newcomer Sam Dillon. He has such a haunting look and is able to get across his emotions with a subtle glance. The film is very mysterious and leaves some things open to interpretation, but with that I never once felt short on details or left confused – it was always clear what was really happening. That is what makes the film special and unique. There is a real sense of style with how the narrative reveals itself to the audience. I was never spoon fed, Sandler seems to respect his audience’s intelligence. Seek this film out.
Nice looking, nicely acted but WOW is the writing poor!
On a positive note the acting is pretty good, especially from the character of Roy and the rival fisherman. For what little time Lakeith Stanfield playing one of the “”””protagonists”””””had on the screen, he was good.
Visually it’s got some nice dream like shots. Great landscapes, vistas, it seems like the DP got the most of the landscape. The lightening at the end when Roy kills the other guy was very nice, kudos to the DP for sure.
The story, oh boy the story is so unbelievably unfocused and has so little direction to it, it feels like they shot the 1st draft of the script that was in written in a weekend. The opening event of the couple losing their child is shown after the event so it’s hard to experience it through the character’s perspective…might I add, this film is not told through the couple, they are not the protagonists as the logline would suggest, they have so little screen time and are sooooooooo underdeveloped as characters, it’s shocking how on earth this film got a talented actor such as Lakeith Stanfield and that it even got into a tier 1 festival, how???why??? The couple don’t experience any of the events that happen in the film, you could literally take them out and it would have little to no bearing on the plot.
Events such as the child death are not experienced fully as I said in order to get behind the characters, others like Roy’s boat being stolen isn’t either. The side characters, a.k.a. “the couple” have an argument about 50 mins in that is so confusing, something about calling the cops and that Roy is the cops…what is happening there? I haven’t got all the context here, the writing is so bad…I’m in a state of shock, of course it’s to with Roy’s boat I think, again, it’s not even a “show don’t tell” because it does neither. Because of this characters feel and say things I have no connection to as I didn’t experience this event, wasn’t even told it clearly…I haven’t seen this bad of writing for a film that got into tier 1 festival….EVER! Shockingly bad, seriously!!! At no point are we told Roy is the mayor.
People in the review giving this 10/10 saying this is art, it’s not, it’s poor filmmaking. Andrei Tarkovsky is one of my favourite filmakers, arguably the greatest arty filmmakers of all time, his films are art and this is not, plain and simple.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 28 min (88 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Drama, Thriller
Director Logan Sandler
Writer Thymaya Payne, Logan Sandler
Actors Dree Hemingway, LaKeith Stanfield, Robert Wisdom
Country United States, Bahamas
Awards 1 win & 4 nominations
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