The Little Things Blu-ray Review – A Brilliant 2021 Crime Thriller

I’ve taken a look at a lot of Denzel Washington’s movie offerings and have to say I’m a big fan. That leads me to his latest film, a crime thriller also starring Rami Malek and Jared Leto, The Little Things (2021).

Should you be giving this a look? Absolutely, here’s The Little Things Blu-ray review.

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  • The Little Things (2021)
  • Genre: Crime, Thriller
  • Directed by John Lee Hancock
  • UK Rating 15
  • Discs: 1
  • Released By Warner Bros
  • Blu-ray Released: 10th May 2021


Detective Jimmy Baxter (Rami Malek) is struggling for a break in a recent murder case. However when Joe Deacon (Denzel Washington), a Kern County Deputy Sheriff, arrives to collect some evidence he finds himself drawn into Baxter’s investigation. Deacon has an eye for detail and may be the key to cracking the case before another murder occurs.

Style / Direction

The Little Things is a film directed by John Lee Hancock with John Schwartzman handling the cinematography. I have to say I found the film to be expertly constructed never revealing too much and always leaving several possible outcomes until the last moment.

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Music / Audio Effects

The film’s score comes from Thomas Newman.

Acting / Characters

Denzel Washington is on top form as Joe Deacon, a Kern County Deputy Sheriff in this complex twist and turning storyline. Is he the good guy, the detective that is able to spot the little details that can break a case or something else?

Co-starring alongside Washington is Rami Malek as detective Jim Baxter a man with a string of unsolved murders looking for a break. He turns to Joe Deacon for help, the two actors have a great chemisty and work extremely well together.

Then there’s Jared Leto as Albert Sparma a strange fellow that seems the most likely suspect. However Sparma is no fool and catching him will prove no easy task. Again Leto’s performance is similarly excellent and let’s face it he is brilliant at these types of roles.

In short it’s great casting all-round!

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  • Denzel Washington as Joe Deacon
  • Rami Malek as LASD Det. Jim Baxter
  • Jared Leto as Albert Sparma
  • Chris Bauer as Det. Sal Rizoli
  • Michael Hyatt as Flo Dunigan
  • Terry Kinney as LASD Captain Carl Farris
  • Natalie Morales as Det. Jamie Estrada
  • Isabel Arraiza as Ana Baxter
  • Joris Jarsky as Det. Sergeant Rogers
  • Glenn Morshower as Captain Henry Davis
  • Sofia Vassilieva as Tina Salvatore
  • Jason James Richter as Det. Williams
  • John Harlan Kim as Officer Henderson
  • Frederick Koehler as Stan Peters
  • Judith Scott as Marsha
  • Maya Kazan as Rhonda Rathbun
  • Tiffany Gonzalez as Julie Brock

Conclusion: The Little Things (2021) Film Review

The Little Things is a stylish and compelling thriller that also happens to be perfectly cast. Make sure you add the one to your must see list of movies.

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Conclusion: The Little Things Blu-ray Review

The film is brand new only released this year (2021) so therefore the picture quality is perfect. Moving on to the extras reveals a couple of short features that don’t really give anything interesting. That said they are short but certainly not essential viewing.


  • The Little Things – Four Shades of Blue (9 mins)
  • A Contrast In Styles (8 mins)

Popcorn Cinema Rating: The Little Things (2021)




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The Little Things (2021) Film Trailer

For those of you yet to see the film I’ll leave you with a little taster…

Clip may NOT be representative of the Blu-ray version

That concludes my The Little Things Blu-ray review, I’m aiming to review more thrillers soon. What’s next? Check back soon…

What Do You Think?
Summary: The Little Things (2021) Blu-ray Review
the little things blu-ray review

Movie title: The Little Things (2021)

Movie description: Crime, Thriller with Washington, Malek & Leto.

Duration: 128 mins

Director(s): John Lee Hancock

Actor(s): Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, Jared Leto

Genre: Crime, Thriller

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A stylish and compelling thriller that’s perfectly cast.