After experiencing this film I thought the title was more of a consideration of Pedro Pascal's talent than Cages, because this movie's entertainment rides on Pascal's shoulders. Without him I don't know if I'd have made it through. Nic Cage has been playing himself for years. I hoped there would be a deeper meta and higher understanding of the man's talent buried in this script somewhere but by the third act the screenplay writers seemed ready to end it. What starts out as an endearing buddy comedy between Nic Cage and cinephile gangster (Javi) slowly transgresses into a stupid spy film. Cage's delivery runs from dry to over the top but the comedic timing is just not there. On the other hand, with Pedro at his side this is a very watchable buddy comedy. The best moments were them just goofing off while on acid. The script pokes fun at itself for deep diving into a full on action-spy film but the punchline just isn't good enough to justify the descent in quality.