The Vigil

The Vigil ★★★½

Sat alone in an empty cinema surrounded by wooden silhouettes may have enhanced my experience but for the first two acts, I was genuinely taken aback by how effective Keith Thomas' directorial debut is.

While it does suffer from unnecessarily loud volume levels and a redundant finale, anchoring the ensuing mayhem is Dave Davis who does a tremendous job of sustaining this unique look into Judaism.

Examining guilt and trauma in a genre that is commonly associated with Christianity, Keith Thomas has reworked a number of familiar tropes into something fresh while laying the groundwork for future instalments.

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