‘The moments passed, whatever I do I can’t change this moment.’
The SUSPENSE! The first 30 minutes are tense and brutal. Daniel Gillies and Matthias Luafutu understood the assignment and delivered great yet terrifying performances. It gets slightly repetitive towards the end and not much is revealed. However a strong directorial debut from James Ashcroft!
I’ve been eagerly awaiting this film since it was announced that Fuqua and Gyllenhaal were going to be collaborating once again; previously working together on ‘Southpaw’ which was a hit.
Antoine Fuqua succeeds in delivering a tense and engaging film that had me the whole way through. Jake Gyllenhaal radiates talent (as expected) he gives nothing less than an incredibly impactful performance. Every single performance is authentic and captivating, honestly this man could read the alphabet and still have me captivated.
London Film Festival 2021
Introduced by George Clooney “he was the first guy we thought of and you’ll see why” (on casting Ben Affleck) Yes, I see why. Ben Affleck definitely delivered as Uncle Charlie and was a pleasure to watch. Performances all round were great especially Tye Sheridan. The Tender Bar was full of charm and wit, however the plot was sadly lost and got a little messy along the way.