Shannon shines in ‘99 Homes’ (Our grade: B)

Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon in "99 Homes." (Hooman Bahrani/Broad Green Pictures/TNS)

Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon in “99 Homes.” (Hooman Bahrani/Broad Green Pictures/TNS)

Michael Phillips – Chicago Tribune

The storyline in the tense new drama “99 Homes,” set in 2010, wasn’t and isn’t strictly a Florida phenomenon. But the movie wouldn’t work as well situated anywhere else. Michael Shannon, probably the busiest good actor in movies today, plays Rick Carver, the master house-flipper and real estate exploiter whose money is made on bank foreclosure properties, of which there is a scary supply in the wake of the worst recession since the ’30s.

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