Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
2017, UK/USA, 89 minutes, (15)
Director – Lynne Ramsey
Joaquim Phoenix plays a traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe’s nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.
A mixed response to the last film of the season
- Excellent 6
- Very Good 7
- Good 6
- Average 4
- Poor 2
- Off the scale 1
Giving an overall rating of 58.7%
- Clichéd and over produced drivel
- The plot was a bit think, but very clever management of atmosphere and character. A reminder of how brutal life can be
- Great film – really enjoy Ramsey’s attention to small details and themes – plus great soundtrack
- Kind of like ‘Taxi Driver’ meets ‘The Shining’ – most engrossing and one to revisit ……
- Psycho babble
- I saw it through – intriguing but confusing plot at times, please don’t choose such a violent film again it was well done but not enjoyable.
- Bit gory – soundtrack brilliant
- Joaquin Phoenix is always watchable!
- The film tried very hard but was too disturbing and pretentious in the depiction of violence. The main character was a bit too devoid of emotion
- Bewildered – bit too violent for my taste but liked music
- Painful to watch at times but I liked the possibility of redemption at the end