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  • Direction
    2.0
  • Acting 3.0
  • Dialogue 3.0
  • Screen Play 2.0
  • Visuals 3.0

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Dead Serious

PG - Comedy-Drama | February 27, 2024 Storyline:

Popular comedian Sabinus stars as Johnny, a young man who must fight for the love of the woman of his dreams. His sanity is tested when the unexpected happens, leading to an inevitable downward spiral that threatens his very existence.

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AllNews Review
Reviewed by Sydney Elike - February 28, 2024

The first part of Dead Serious is anchored by the performance of Nollywood star Sharon Ooja who keeps the plot grounded in its approach to telling a love story.

Lead star Sabinus takes over the second act, switching between playing Johnny and the comic character we all know him for in his skits. At some point, the line is blurred and the viewer can't tell whether or not we are watching Moses Inwang's film or a long comedy skit.

The third act goes into much darker territory, juxtaposing light and serious tones in its treatment of one of society's prevalent issues. 

In the end, a twist is revealed but the plot holes and unrealistic nature of events diminish the key message the director tries to pass across.

For me, Dead Serious is everything you expect from a film of this genre; it comes with imperfections and sometimes what seems like 'overacting'.

The humour is spot-on as I laughed for most of the movie, whether or not it was called for. In this regard, Sabinus delivers. However, his acting leaves room for improvement.

The supporting characters are good too (Ooja is the obvious standout) but the Deyemi Okanlanwon subplot, which should have been expanded was abandoned.

This film is far from being among the top comedy movies in Nollywood but those looking to laugh away their sorrows will be entertained by Sabinus' unending antics.

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