100 minutes, no flab, no filler. We enter the life and the mind of a trapped, confused and emotional young woman as she tries to make sense of herself and her surroundings. It's not an easy ride, but one hell of an experience.
The biggest compliment I can give to this superbly well-made film is that despite all the effed up stuff that happens in it, it still seems very real and very believable. Which is scary
I found myself really drawn to the different characters, especially Moll played by Jessie Buckley. Superb acting from all the characters involved. The plot was irresistible and the tension well sustained to the last. You could hear every word spoken and there were no gimmicks to distract. it kept me thinking and absorbed. I will look out for future films from this director.
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If you are willing to suspend disbelief...
- Beast review by JR
The beauty of the Jersey landscape is the best thing about this film. The plot was not credible, the characters were inconsistant, the script was manipulative, trying to manufacture suspense. And film maker, please note - enacting a character's lurid dreams is unoriginal and does not add tension.
So who is the serial killer? Maybe a girls new boyfriend, but she is suffering metal health issues so maybe it is her? Excellent thriller, twists and turns. Had me edge of seat (and I am not easily pleased or deceived). Definitely a good watch; beats Hercule Poirot any day!
Excellent acting from Jessie Buckley (plus a well honed English accent from this Irish lady). Johnny Flynn portrays the man in her life. Until I checked him out, I didn't realise he was also a singer. He has great potential with cinematic good looks and great acting skills. Bit of a mish mash of drama, horror and psychological guessing games. I am still not quite sure who was the protagonist and who the antagonist but it was quite enjoyable
I'm not often moved to write a review, but thought I should do so for this film. If you read a synopsis, it sounds like a hum drum thriller-by-numbers, but it's so much more than that. It's like a weird hybrid between a thriller and a fairly tale. It's superbly acted, suspenseful and generates a sense of moral ambiguity right through to the closing credits. The ending is unexpected, and provides a kind of resolution, whilst triggering a whole set of new questions. If you watch this in company, I guarantee you will be arguing about what it all means for weeks afterwards. Looking forward to seeing the director / actors in other films.