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Impressive on a technical level and fine enough as a film, but also Saulnier's weakest effort to date by some margin. After the adrenaline needle to the heart that was Green Room he goes for something much more restrained, albeit equally nihilistic, but he doesn't really pull it off, and even the superb performances can't hide the meandering pace, listless dialogue, weak character motivations, and confused allegories.
3 weeks ago
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We don't deserve Nicolas Cage.
4 weeks ago
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One of the most three-dimensional, cliche-free portrayals of a lead female teenager that I've seen in a while. Jessie Pinnick is going places.
1 month ago
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Interesting film. So uncomfortable to watch that I had to look away at times, but also quite sweet in a weird way and very dryly funny. Reminded me of Andrew Bujalski's films, particularly seeing as he's worked with Cobie Smulders in the past. Not a great watch but there's something admirable hidden in there.
1 month ago
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Now that's how it's done.
2 months ago
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Opinions will differ on this, but I don't think the spoiler justifies the unconventional narrative structure, which constantly robs the film of its momentum and muddles its tone. It would have played out much better in a chronological fashion (perhaps after the opening scene, anyway), which would have also necessitated tightening up the pacing, which would only have been a good thing. No significant complaints other than that though, Woodley was superb.
2 months 1 week ago
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Way better than it had any right to be. Very funny thanks mostly to the great cast but actually also quite bittersweet/nostalgic and emotional towards the end. I think everyone of a certain age will be able to relate to the theme of trying to hold onto your childhood as it slips away, and you'll come away feeling jealous of the group of friends that have managed to pull it off. I really hope the credits sequence catches on as a trend.
2 months 1 week ago
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Decent if unremarkable film but boy oh boy are some of those Spacey scenes uncomfortable to watch...
3 months ago
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Decent enough but suffers from a bit of an identity crisis, as it's torn between trying to be a serious expose on human trafficking and a straight up home invasion thriller, with the result that it's not very good at either. Patton is fantastic though, what a screen presence. As an aside the IMDb votes have definitely been manipulated which is kind of cute.
3 months 1 week ago
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Great little twisty thriller with a phenomenal lead performance from Dormer. It's pleasant surprises like this that make trawling through so much direct-to-VOD rubbish worth it.
4 months 4 weeks ago
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Utter nonsense, but at least it's very pretty, atmospheric, impressively ambitious nonsense. It doesn't stick the landing- in fact it breaks both its legs trying- but I'd still rather watch this than a film playing it safe.
5 months ago
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Like a Tarantino movie except instead of his weird leery foot fetish stuff it went in the other direction and has one of the grossest feet scenes ever. Also more penis.
5 months ago
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Basically the whole movie is like the first fifteen minutes of every Americans abroad horror movie where nothing happens and the acting is unwatchable.
5 months 3 weeks ago
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It's amazing how Ridley Scott churns out a movie which perfectly matches the quality of the script he's working with. Give him brilliance and he makes Alien, give him shit and he makes The Counselor, and give him mediocrity and he makes this completely mundane "thriller", even through all the behind the scenes drama.
7 months ago
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Nolan playing 4D chess, you can't be accused of having weak characters if you have no characters.
7 months 3 weeks ago
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Enjoyable, stylish, twisty thriller that reminded me of Fincher's The Game. Just like that film this isn't meant to be taken seriously, but it provides plenty of entertainment and some surprisingly chilling moments of horror on the way to its gloriously convoluted climax.
8 months 1 week ago
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Henry Cavill's face looks less realistic than a lot of Pixar characters.
9 months 3 weeks ago
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Terrible title but a cracking film. Who would have thought that both leads from Twilight would become two of the most interesting and watchable actors of their generation. Pattinson is absolutely electric here.
11 months 3 weeks ago
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Zahler's violence makes most other films seem like kids movies in comparison. Bloody hell.
1 year ago
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A nice little bottle thriller with one of the most confronting singular moments of gore this side of Green Room that unfortunately (but somewhat fittingly) completely shits the bed in the final ten minutes.
1 year ago
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Johnny Depp's years of method acting as a weird drunken loser really pay off here.
1 year 1 month ago
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You keep using that movie title, I do not think it means what you think it means.
1 year 3 months ago
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For people who saw Prometheus and thought "You know what? These crewmembers are too competent."
1 year 3 months ago
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Lakeith Stanfield, what a talent. Dude only gets a handful of scenes but steals the entire movie, despite being surrounded by superfluous cameos from big stars. The scene where he's asking questions of McMahon is the highlight of an otherwise midling affair.
1 year 4 months ago
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Almost unwatchable. As a huge fan of Michael Shannon and Werner Herzog I can't remember the last time I was this disappointed by a film. Nice score though.
1 year 6 months ago

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