Nicolas Cage isn’t just an actor; he’s a state of mind. Having transcended meme status with evocative performances in director-driven genre fare like Mandy and Color Out of Space, the Oscar winner delivers his best performance in years as a chef-turned-recluse who briefly reenters society in writer-director Michael Sarnoski’s Pig. His return isn’t a happy one, however: Robin (Cage) only leaves the Oregonian wilderness after his beloved truffle pig is violently taken from him. Pig is above all else a reminder that Cage is among the most gifted, fearless actors working today.
Michael Nordine, Variety
“I do feel that I’ve gone into my own wilderness and that I’ve left the small town that is Hollywood,” Nicholas Cage says. “I don’t know exactly why Rob left his stardom. It’s never fully explained, and I like that about the movie. But as for me, I don’t know if I’d want to go back. I don’t know if I’d want to go and make another Disney movie. It would be terrifying. It’s a whole different climate. There’s a lot of fear there.” – Nicholas Cage