Mr. DuLac’s review published on Letterboxd:
You need me.
All thriller, no filler. Writer/director Aneesh Chaganty is back with his second feature film and it does not waste any fucking time getting down to it. Maybe he figured people know what kind of movie they’re in for, so no need to waste any time with a first act that pretends it's not a thriller.
Now I usually love Sarah Paulson but I was in no rush to see her in something new coming right off of Ratched. I think most people liked it, but I wasn’t much of a fan. I’m happy it didn’t stop me from watching this though, because without exaggerating I think this is one of her best performances. An easy reminder why I actually liked her.
That’s probably the films biggest strength; the performances, which brings me to ask where the hell did Kiera Allen come from? She is fantastic. The entire film rests on her and Paulson’s shoulders and she carries her weight just fine.
The movie is basically constructed as a series of suspenseful scenes the lead into each other. It’s a terrific way to build a thriller. Some of Alfred Hitchcock’s films were constructed exactly like this. It makes for a fun ride that doesn’t give you much time to catch your breath.
Also has a great nod to Stephen King that doesn’t draw to much attention to itself but hard not to notice if you’re a fan.
Degrees of Separation from Last Movie:
-Run with Sarah Paulson
-Was in Glass with Bruce Willis
-Was in The Expendables with Sylvester Stallone
-Was in Rocky