You Were Never Really Here

You Were Never Really Here ★★★★★

A film so outstanding I had to go back and see it the next day. It's like a traumatic dreamscape soaked in the horrific shrills of Jonny Greenwood's score and delivered through Joaquin Phoenix's captivating stoicism. Its stark look at suicidal thoughts and uncontrollable aggression reveals itself so naturally that every scene contains something new to learn, but also something deeply affecting. The ending is so powerful and the final lines were enough to break me down - I can't express my adoration enough for Lynne Ramsay meticulously crafting such a daring work of art. I could go on raving all night about why You Were Never Really Here is such a masterpiece but it truly is the kind of film you need to experience yourself to fully grasp its importance.

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