Red Rocket: Cannes Reviews

July 14, 2021

Red Rocket premiered at Cannes yesterday to rave reviews. Directed by Sean Baker, Red Rocket stares Simon Rex as Mikey Saber, a washed-up porn star who returns to his small Texas hometown, even though no one there really wants him back.

"A highlight of the Cannes Film Festival 2021 competition, this wayward and raunchy outing will, like Baker’s previous work, attract a following with a taste for something fresh and different."

-Todd McCarthy of Deadline.

“'Red Rocket' Review: Sean Baker Gives Simon Rex His Own 'Uncut Gems' in Hypnotising Drama About a Con Artist."

-Rafael Motamayor of Collider

"RED ROCKET: Simon Rex(!?) plays a Trumpian ex porn star in Sean Baker's fun, restless, vaguely Uncut Gems-like roman candle of a movie about the dying light of american narcissism. one of the best films in a very strong #cannes.” ​

Read David Ehrlich Review on IndieWire


Red Rocket will be distributed in the US by A24