Matt’s review published on Letterboxd:
I’m not gonna waste my time nitpicking all the little things like maybe some other people would, because honestly it just wouldn’t be necessary and it would be extremely petty of me to do so.
Instead I’ll just say that this film really made me feel something, which is why I’m giving it a 4.5/5. After all, regardless of the technical aspect, if a film really hits you in the right place, why shouldn’t it receive a high rating?
This is without a doubt one of the most unique short films I’ve ever seen. From its melancholic atmosphere to its beautiful color palette, everything about Take Me Out just works. And like I mentioned before, it made me feel something.
It goes without saying that the performances were impressive, and so was Fritz Frauendorf’s direction, which deserves praise on its own. Outstanding work my friend.
I don’t really have a whole lot more to say besides the fact that I’m very excited to see what else Fritz the Mann has in store for us.
(As a side note, that scene where Bruce was fiddling with a knife while Shame was playing on his laptop...I felt that).