And now, we come to the last of the three Gotham nominees that were available on Netflix. Wow, I sure breezed through them, didn’t I? So this was a movie I knew pretty much nothing about before watching it for the first time, much like Strong Island. But while that film was a pleasant surprise. This film is… just okay.
The film is essentially a comedic thriller that borrows elements from Tarantino and the Coen brothers. As someone who was never really a fan of that kind of film, it’s a bit hard for me to recommend this film. It’s an unusual case. The movie doesn’t do anything wrong, I enjoyed it when I was watching it, it’s just… didn’t leave an impact on me.
The acting in the film is decent. Melanie Lynskey does a good job, I get the Gotham nomination. I hope she doesn’t overshadow Ahn Seo-Hyun in Okja, a much stronger performance in a much stronger Netflix original movie. Elijah Wood also does a good job.
Let me put it this way. I knew I had to write this review up today because I didn’t want to risk forgetting about it tomorrow. I feel guilty because there really is nothing wrong with this movie. If you’re into the style, then you’ll probably enjoy this film. It just didn’t do anything for me.
**1/2 out of ****