I love all movies, even if I hate them.
Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Ethan Hawke are absolutely phenomenal in this. Their panic and pain seems so genuine and unnerving to the point where you almost want to look away at times. Albert Finney was great too, it’s just that Hoffman and Hawke are unforgettable here.
Those performances, plus a really captivating use of non-linear storytelling elevate an exciting film into something truly special. A few one-dimensional characters and some unfortunate instances of (for lack of a better term) overdoing it can’t bring the film down against those elements.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Definitely a film that suffers from failing to live up to the promises it makes.
That’s something most visually noticeable in its half-hearted and ultimately unrealized attempts at 3D effects, which only work to dampen the cinematography of the film and deprive the audience of some gorgeous shots, a blurry and truthfully ugly look being forced upon most scenes.
Story-wise it’s much of the same, abandoning interesting plot threads such as young Johnny learning the Apache way of life, and…
Sweet at points, but probably would have came off better if the characters acted like human beings some of the time.
Very big fan of Molly Gordon’s April Ludgate character and would definitely recommend being broken up with by Phillipa Soo though.
Also, even as someone who dislikes Trump with every bone in my body, that Obama joke made me convulsively recoil and dropped this film a whole half-star.