A tormented but brutal hired gun sets out to rescue a young girl from a sex ring, only to find himself weathering a storm of violent vengeance when matters go awry.
This film is so up its own backside... pretentious rubbish at its lowest form. Please save yourself and enjoy 90mins of your life rather than waste it on this self important rubbish
By Calum D
Average at best
Really not worth it...
This film tries to be dark and cinematic but ends up being so slow with such little action and any depth of story that it becomes an hour and a half of watching a moody and silent Phoenix. His acting is good but the story is so slow and devoid of interesting content it's painful...
Super boring movie
You were never really here
By 24fps UK
If you like films such as Taken, Taken 2, anything with Lundgren or Jean Claude van Damme this isn’t for you. All of which are the epitome of self indulgent nonsense, fun in some ways, but nonsense all the same. However if you appreciate the highest levels of where this medium can take you then a director like Ramsay will take you there. Possibly Phoenix’s best performance. Without doubt the best film of the year so far, but do some research beforehand to avoid disappointment.
B-Rate Version Of Taken
I felt embarrassed for Joaquin Phoenix, a respectable actor, to have volunteered to participate in this B-rate, rip-off of Liam Neeson's Taken. It's a film I definitely wouldn't watch again and I certainly wouldn't recommend it. How people can award it a 5 star?! They've yet to watch a decent film it would seem.
Self Indulgent Drivel
As amzing as Phoenix is this film tries too hard to achieve some kind of artsy film noir Old Boyesk cinematic experience and fails to deliver. You can tell how pretentious this film is by the film critic wannabe reviews full of self importance. This filmgoers nowhere really really slowly.
Experiment in Heroics
Compelling piece of cinema this. Arthouse nod to Taxi Driver perhaps but more open and less defined. Even the redemption is loose. Writer directed by Lynne Ramsay and I have loved all her films. The alienation of the character Jo is brilliantly portrayed and the merging of dream and reality is a trip. Non mainstream movie making here. Lynchian even.