Pig ★★★½

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This review may contain spoilers.

Kinda surprised at how ~straightforward~ this plays—not that it’s without left turns, but Pig isn’t trying to pull out-from-under any rugs so much as it’s just carefully, thoughtfully doling out information and leaving the rest to the imagination. The scene with the baker, for instance, is just masterful in leaving precisely the right amount unsaid for maximum impact—would that every movie could be so trusting of its audience. Cage is a titan, a giant doing so very little, except when he needs to—the seared-into-brain image of him I have is from when he was kind of a joke, a meme, overclocked and underbanked, and I continue to be wrong—still underselling what he does here. Ultimately a biiiiit quaint for me, even with all the risks it takes, but I just can’t shake that final image—maybe if you’re dialed in on the wavelength I was: even if it was worth it…now what? 

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