UK Film and TV Grip
“A rape cannot cause a pregnancy this is just science”
As someone who believes Ridley Scott is slowly burning his own legacy at the stake with the endless Alien Prequels and the blaming of kids for his films bombing, the typical old man shouts at cloud stuff, I was ready to take this with a pinch of salt.
This film however has so much heart, it’s shot so well, the final fight scene you feel the weight of the armour,…
“Ugh, what fresh hell is this?”
This had so much going for it, the cast and the base of the plot should make this a dead cert. It even played to Edgar Ramirez strengths of simply asking him to be relatively quiet.
However, everyone seems to be playing a caricature of themselves, Jack Whitehall of all people is the only one playing the right amount of hammy and then Blunt is the only one playing it as straight as she…
A difficult watch, most certainly not something I imagine many Americans will be happy about seeing but maybe for people like myself (a father and a Brit) it’s a little bit more important for us to see this sort of film. Something that doesn’t shy away from the brutality of these school shooting scenarios, a commentary on the warped reasons for these shootings happening in the first place. It almost feels like a plea to anyone thinking of going that way to just think about the actions you’re about to take.
Always nice to see Thomas Jane trying again as well, even if it is brief.
Early “McConaissance” stuff here, one I put off for a while for no real reason and it’s regretful I did so. What starts off as a bit of a “we’ve seen this before” turns on its head to make it less of a who dunnit? And more of a how get out of it?
Some great cameos and a performance for McConaughey that we’ve now come to expect but at the time weren’t sure of.
It doesn’t quite hit the heart wrenching themes and feelings of A Time To Kill but it certainly deserves its place up there.