Review: Absurd, Intense The Art of Self-Defense Skewers Toxic Masculinity

Third Coast Review - 07-18


Jesse Eisenberg has made a name for himself playing tightly wound, neurotic types, from future media moguls (as Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network) to unsuspecting zombie fighters (as Columbus in Zombieland and its forthcoming sequel). As a paranoid, ruthless tech entrepreneur in the mostly forgotten The Hummingbird Project, he buzzed around with an intensity no one else in that stacked cast (Alexander Skarsgard, Selma Hayek, etc.) could quite match.