Voyager

Voyager ★★½

A sweeping life epic centered around Sam Shepard’s ability to emote is a risky endeavor, and that’s not even the biggest dice roll this film takes. Still, he’s a compelling looking guy, and his sort of never ending cavalcade of trysts is also a central part of the story. There are definitely moments here which shine, and it’s a beautifully realized film in its look most often, but Shepard just isn’t a strong enough actor to really sell the highs and lows of Faber’s life. Delpy is, as always, a translucent and ethereal presence; shimmering in and out of her scenes with the dreamy quality that no doubt got her this role. Though casting one of the best-known French actresses to play a German is a choice.

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