Film Preview: White Boy Rick (2018)

Page Revisions:

(July 8, 2018) Original
(September 9, 2018) New Posters (#2-#3)

Release Date:

September 14, 2018


From IMDb: “The story of teenager Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the FBI during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.”

Poster Rating: D / C / C+

Review: (#1) Garish, overbearing, unappealing. If it didn’t descriptively mimic the source, I’d be tempted to give it the absolute lowest grade. Of course the designers weren’t self-aware when they made this, so they shouldn’t get any points for it.

(#2) The white design choice doesn’t make for a very interesting one, especially considering the black-and-white photo concept and the bold red lettering (why more red?). (#3) Not significantly better than the prior design, but it’s at least better connected to the film itself.

Trailer Rating: C+

Review: The trailer designers seem intent on setting this film up to be a rather bizarre concoction of mob movie with an undercurrent of espionage. That’s not entirely unappealing, but the trailer is, even with the wonderful song “I Feel Love” being so ill-fittingly used.

Oscar Prospects:


Trailer #1


Poster #1Poster #2Poster #3

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