‘Easter Sunday’ is predictable, not as funny as Jo Koy’s standup, says critic

Comedian Jo Koy sends a love letter to his Filipino American community through the new film “Easter Sunday,” in which he plays a man going back home to celebrate the holiday with his riotous family. Credit: YouTube.

Critics review new film releases: 

Bullet Train” is a thriller about deadly assassins, set on the world’s fastest train, and stars Brad Pitt.  

Easter Sunday” is loosely based on comedian Jo Koy’s life and his Filipino family.  

Bodies Bodies Bodies” follows a group of rich Gen Z-ers who are hanging out at a mansion when their murder-themed party game goes awry. 

Sharp Stick” is about a 26-year-old woman, played by Kristine Froseth, who gets involved in a relationship with her older employer. 

Credits

Guests:

  • Amy Nicholson - host of the podcast Unspooled and film reviewer for the New York Times - @theAmyNicholson
  • Shawn Edwards - award-winning film critic for FOX-TV in Kansas City, co-founder of the African American Film Critics Association