Dan’s review published on Letterboxd:
Video review - HERE.
Didn’t love it tbh. I thought all of the individual elements were good (performances, score, direction) but for me it didn’t come together into anything particularly interesting. The story lacked focus and the runtime combined with the pacing made it a bit of a slog to get through at times.
Harry Melling and Robert Pattinson were the major stand outs for me. It felt at times a bit like a Coen brothers movie and since they worked with Melling on their last outing, I can’t help but wonder how much Scruggs inspired Campos not just in general but when it came to the casting of Roy.
Haven’t read the book so for all I know it’s a pitch perfect adaptation, but I just can’t say that I found much enjoyment in it, despite it being well put together.
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