Spoiler-Free Review of “Emergency” (2022) on Prime Video: A Unique College Comedy

*This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!*

“There’s an unconscious white girl in our living room…”

Emergency (2022) released on Prime Video on May 27th 2022. The dark comedy thriller film stars Donald Elise Watkins, RJ Cyler, Sebastian Chacon, Maddie Nichols, and Sabrina Carpenter. It runs for approximately an hour and forty-five minutes.

College roommates are forced to put their night of partying on hold when they discover an unconscious girl in their living room.  

Here is the trailer:

Emergency is smart and funny with a resonating message at its core. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Not your average college comedy…

This film definitely had some Superbad and Booksmart vibes, but it also managed to step away from these films. It found its own voice and also created an important conversation worth having. There was an interesting balance going on, but I think that it worked in the film’s favor. It was mostly a comedy, but it also tackled issues of race, social class, and police profiling.

Fun cast!

I thought the performances were really solid in this one and Sebastian Chacon was on another level of funny. You really believed that these three were friends, which helped me connect to the movie that much more. There were some laugh-out-loud moments, but there were also some really heartfelt and emotional ones as well, so it was important to witness believable performances and I think that we did.

The Cons:

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Takes a while to get going…

Even though I enjoyed this film, I thought the second half was much stronger than the first. This film was a little slow at times and I think it struggled with its identity as well. I appreciated that it was trying to do something different here, which made it stand out from other films in this genre, but it needed to work on the execution a little more to make everything that much more seamless.

I also thought the tagline was a little confusing. It was advertised as “it’s not what it looks like,” but I’m not sure that this was very fitting after watching it…

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

Overall, this film was very entertaining with lots of layers. The ending was done very well and the performances were convincing and powerful.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Emergency (2022) in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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