Kyle Bumpers’s review published on Letterboxd:
Upon rewatch I have come upon the conclusion that The Green Knight is amazing. Now I already talked about how amazing the score and cinematography are. However, I would like to reiterate how amazing they are. The cinematography grabs you by the cohones and never lets go. The score goes anywhere from intense to majestic, and I love it. The sound design was also great. Any time the Green Knight was on screen, the sound design was ridiculously good. On a technical level, it's a masterpiece.
I did some studying going into it, and it made my experience better. I knew things going into it and instead of working to figure out what was meant, I could focus on trying to figure out small details. Despite the slow feel of the film, there is rarely a moment where things aren't happening, which I loved. The first and last 20-30 minutes were pretty masterful. They were in my opinion near perfection. My heart was beating through my chest and it was pretty amazing. It felt like I was going through a whole journey and watched this character grow into someone completely different. The character work and the writing were great and good at making you work to pick up on everything. And every actor was great. Patel and Vikander were amazing. And even Harris, Barry, Ineson and Dickie were also amazing. Ralph Ineson also has the best voice ever.
Overall, I'd say this is great. If you can overcome a slow pace, you will definitely like this. I can struggle with pace but this really didn't get to me. The Green Knight is amazing, but I'm not sure I can say I like it more than A Ghost Story quite yet. I feel like I'd be more inclined to rewatch it but I don't think this climbs into my top 25 where A Ghost Story is.
🔙 The Green Knight: 1st watch