You Were Never Really Here (2018)

7.6

Movie

France, UK
English
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
2018
FEMALE DIRECTOR, LYNNE RAMSAY
Alessandro Nivola, Alex Manette, Claire Hsu
89 min

What it's about

A traumatised veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, his nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.

The take

The performance of a pot-bellied Joaquin Phoenix is nothing short of perfection. He brilliantly portrays a hitman down on his luck who happens to rescue a kidnapped teenage girl. It’s a tight movie, running a short 89 minutes. It makes a point that sticks. Pure entertainment, pure acting, and amazing directing by Lynne Ramsay (who also directed We Need to Talk About Kevin).

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