Note: All my reviews are spoiler free!
UK release date: 19/2/16
Runtime: 115 minutes
Directed by: John Hillcoat
Starring: Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, Aaron Paul, Clifton Collins, Jr., Norman Reedus, Teresa Palmer, Michael K. Williams, Gal Gadot, Woody Harrelson, Kate Winslet
This is a solid, enjoyable enough film, but it’s just missing something. I can’t pin point it exactly. It’s got great actors who play a fascinating array of characters and an interesting story, but it wasn’t enough.
The plot is a little disappointing. I wanted more tension. It has a great, action packed beginning and then slows down afterwards. Everyone just did their own thing and then there was a climax at the end, but it, unfortunately had no anticipation behind it.
I thought all the characters were brilliant. They played their roles 100%. My favourite character was Gabe (Aaron Paul), but he didn’t get much screen time and I think that was a mistake.
They were let down by the story. It could have a brilliant story. All potential is there, but it doesn’t meet its mark.
To sum up, Solid, enjoyable film, great actors not given enough love, No tension
Was it worth the watch? Yes
Would I re-watch? No
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