Andrew Baron-Vartian

Kodachrome stars Jason Sudeikis as a record label executive with one last chance at redemption on a road trip with his estranged sick father, Ed Harris, and his father’s nurse, Elizabeth Olsen. With effortless direction by Mark Raso, we navigate the depths of this father and son relationship with authenticity. The drama feels very real and the moments they share both keep you at the edge of your seat and tear you up inside.

Sudeikis holds his own, which in all honestly surprised me. The tension he holds with Harris and the charm he carries with Olsen was very impressive to see. Olsen, gives a very strong performance especially considering her unfortunately underdeveloped character. Though, Harris is the scene-stealer here, he makes every scene noticeably stronger. This might be a career best for Harris (which is saying a lot for the four-time Oscar nominee). The script is a mixed bag; the character development is great; the dialogue can be very well written (at times) but the plotting did feel contrived. Fortunately, it is forgivable. Overall, if Kodachrome is able to get you emotionally involved in this father-son road tale, you’ll find yourself immersed within all these relationships.

Writing: 8/10
Direction: 9/10
Cinematography: 8/10
Acting: 10/10
Editing: 8/10
Sound: 8/10
Score/Soundtrack: 8/10
Production Design: 7/10
Casting: 8/10
Effects: 7/10

Overall Score: 8.1/10