🌻 lindsay 🌻’s review published on Letterboxd:
I’m actually stunned right now. This movie completely shook me by the end.
So at first I was really not feeling it and didn’t understand where the hype had come from. The first hour - hour and half ish was really slow paced and unoriginal to me. And there was so much narration that it felt like I was listening to an audio book that just had visuals with it.
BUT THEN..... the second half of this movie.... was brilliant. The choices that these characters make and the consequences that it leads to. It is devastating and I can’t stop thinking about it. It’s such a quiet tragedy that has a lot to say about human nature.
For the CGI, I think it was actually really well done. It looked really great and natural other than De Niro’s eyes which felt unnatural and fake.
However, the performances from Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci are all unbelievably amazing. I think that my favorite was Robert De Niro. While Pacino has a more obvious and striking performance, De Niro stood out to me by how subtle it was. He makes little choices and says so much with just an expression. It really sits with you, especially the at the very end.