After reaching a new audience on Mr. Robot, Rami Malek is finally getting a starring role on the big screen. Ahead of a release later this month, a new trailer has landed for Buster’s Mal Heart, the second feature from writer-director-editor Sarah Adina Smith. The film, which follows a drifter (Rami Malek) on the run, looks to be as highly atmospheric as it its confounding.
We said in our review, “The structural concepts are all here to create an intriguing psychological drama, but the lack of realism when it comes to the supporting cast of caricatures makes for a tenuous emotional foundation. Despite a committed lead performance and flashes of finding beauty in the bizarre, Buster’s Mal Heart loses confidence as it proceeds, resulting in a journey of half-formed ideas that could’ve used as much focus as Malek’s dead-eyed glance.”
See the trailer below, along with a poster and synopsis.
In this bold thriller spiked with dark humor, Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) is a family man whose chance encounter with a conspiracy-obsessed drifter leaves him on the run from the police and an impending event known as The Inversion.
Buster’s Mal Heart opens on April 28th.