SH’s review published on Letterboxd:
I have to admit, I came here with high expectations because of the fact that my top 3 actors that I stan was in this (mix George MacKay in this, and I'd call this the greatest casting ever made). I mean you gotta admit, you came here for the cast (or probably cus you read the book and wanted to see how it goes in a film)
Sadly, the intriguing cast may let my rating be biased, but it doesn't change the fact that this movie is overly dull in most parts of the film and excessively dark and violent. The themes were well explored with all the religious superstitions and delusions each character was having, but the movie fails to explore on each character's flaws and what caused their sinister acts. The story/flow was also very messy and confusing, as the story hops from one person to another, and the pacing doesn't even make up for it, it was just too slow and long enough to not even process any of the scenes.
Now, the highlights of the film is the cast's performance. It is commendable how powerful the delivery of Robert Pattinson, the performance of Tom Holland and the whole cast was throughout this film. This is really a career-defining time for Tom Holland as he finally comes to play on films that have dark themes or action adventure films that isn't Spiderman (really looking forward for his Uncharted and Chaos Walking). Overall, this movie is rough and slow, and has themes that aren't too expanded, but watching this for the cast and their impeccable performance, might be worth your time.