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      Emergency

      R Released May 20, 2022 1h 45m Comedy Drama TRAILER for Emergency: Trailer 1 List Emergency: Trailer 1 Emergency: Trailer 1 2:01 View more videos
      91% Tomatometer 159 Reviews 73% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Kunle (Donald Elise Watkins) and his best friend, Sean (RJ Cyler), are both seniors in college about to embark on an epic night of Spring Break parties. Sean has the whole night planned out, including every party they will hit on their "legendary tour." Kunle is down, yet mostly concerned with finishing up his mold experiment in his lab, as his acceptance to Princeton is hinging on the results. They return to their apartment to pre-game, yet find that their roommate, Carlos (Sebastian Chacon), left the door open. As they enter with trepidation, Sean and Kunle discover a drunk, semi-conscious White female they don't know on the floor and an oblivious Carlos, who didn't hear her come in over the videogame blaring in his ears. Kunle wants to call the cops but Sean vehemently opposes the idea concerned how it will look when the cops show up (two Black men, one Latino man and a passed out White woman). Together, Carlos, Sean and Kunle load the girl -- who they nickname Goldilocks, but whose real name is Emma (Maddie Nichols) -- into Sean's van, with the intention of taking her somewhere safe rather than calling the police. Meanwhile, Emma's sister, Maddy (Sabrina Carpenter), has realized that Emma left the party they were at, and begins to search for her in a drunk panic using Emma's phone's location. What ensues is a chaotic, hilarious, and tension-filled chase all over town as our trio grapples with their differences while attempting to bring Emma to safety. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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      Taking the form of a classic college comedy while adding some socially relevant function, Emergency is as smart and disturbing as it is hilarious.

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      Mark Kermode Kermode and Mayo's Take (YouTube) This would've worked better as a short film. Jan 11, 2024 Full Review Dylan Roth Observer Director Carey Williams and writer K.D. Dávila ably balance the film’s gross-out humor with its commentary on racial double standards...and lead actor RJ Cyler steals the show with movie star charisma. Dec 14, 2022 Full Review Danny Leigh Financial Times Director Carey Williams is a gifted multitasker. Emergency never loses the flavour of comedy; it can also be deeply astringent. Rated: 4/5 Jun 10, 2022 Full Review Manuel São Bento MSB Reviews Emergency intelligently blends impactful social commentary with an occasionally unbalanced dark humor, but it's the extremely tense, captivating, frighteningly realistic story that ultimately grabs the audience's undivided attention. Rated: B+ Jul 25, 2023 Full Review Paul Lê Tales from the Paulside The tones of Emergency have been at odds with one another up until now, but writer KD Davila eventually favors one side. This is for the best seeing as the film operates much better as an endearing drama than a basic college comedy. Rated: 3/5 Jul 23, 2023 Full Review Nuha Hassan Off Colour Emergency attempts to prepare the audience for class and cultural differences, and the constant prosecution of Black people in America. Jul 21, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Marshall this movie had me on the edge of my seat and in my feels the whole time. they made it perfectly Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/25/22 Full Review nick this movie had it all. comedy, drama, heartbreak, intensity, i 100% recommend you see this. powerful stuff. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/22/22 Full Review Richard m Such a fun movie with a powerful message. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/21/22 Full Review Christian Funny and fun until the halfway point when it became a soulless cliche with zero redeeming quality. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/28/24 Full Review Daniel N This fun comedy which also effectively highlights societal issues manages to be entertaining and engaging all the way. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/23/24 Full Review Gaming U Fantastic movie with a great message Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/04/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Kunle (Donald Elise Watkins) and his best friend, Sean (RJ Cyler), are both seniors in college about to embark on an epic night of Spring Break parties. Sean has the whole night planned out, including every party they will hit on their "legendary tour." Kunle is down, yet mostly concerned with finishing up his mold experiment in his lab, as his acceptance to Princeton is hinging on the results. They return to their apartment to pre-game, yet find that their roommate, Carlos (Sebastian Chacon), left the door open. As they enter with trepidation, Sean and Kunle discover a drunk, semi-conscious White female they don't know on the floor and an oblivious Carlos, who didn't hear her come in over the videogame blaring in his ears. Kunle wants to call the cops but Sean vehemently opposes the idea concerned how it will look when the cops show up (two Black men, one Latino man and a passed out White woman). Together, Carlos, Sean and Kunle load the girl -- who they nickname Goldilocks, but whose real name is Emma (Maddie Nichols) -- into Sean's van, with the intention of taking her somewhere safe rather than calling the police. Meanwhile, Emma's sister, Maddy (Sabrina Carpenter), has realized that Emma left the party they were at, and begins to search for her in a drunk panic using Emma's phone's location. What ensues is a chaotic, hilarious, and tension-filled chase all over town as our trio grapples with their differences while attempting to bring Emma to safety.
      Director
      Carey Williams
      Producer
      Marty Bowen, John Fischer, Isaac Klausner
      Screenwriter
      KD Davila
      Distributor
      Amazon Studios
      Production Co
      Amazon Studios, Temple Hill Entertainment
      Rating
      R (Drug Use|Some Sexual References|Pervasive Language)
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 20, 2022, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 27, 2022
      Runtime
      1h 45m
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