Omid’s review published on Letterboxd:
The marketing for this film suggests that it's some kind of epic "Motion Picture Event" that audiences must rush to see. Needless to say, I was skeptical. But after watching it, I couldn't agree more.
This shit must be seen to be believed.
Life Itself is what you get when you blend the transparent emotional manipulation of Collateral Beauty with the batshit insanity of The Book of Henry.
Don't let the This Is Us-like marketing fool you. This was one of the most sadistic films I've ever seen. I've rarely seen a filmmaker have such utter contempt for their characters.
Fogelman goes out of his fucking way to make these people's lives as miserable as possible, and frankly, it's been a while since I've laughed so hard.