For a movie this violent, its bashfulness about the actual moments of violence has me rethinking my esteem for PRISONERS.
Blunt's character is just not credible in any real way, and she fluctuates between moral positions more depending on where the film needs her to be than based on who the film needs her to be.
That said, I spent the first hour or so thinking, "wow, this is really interesting visually; the last time I remember a genre film…
"If you can't fix what's broken..."
Fully satisfying as to theme, this is a throwback only in the sense that it reminds us of how much more thrilling stunts are than special effects. The choreography and editing is off-the-charts good...and a welcome relief to those of us weary of the uberfrenetic shot sequencing of Avengers and such.
This is essentially one long chase scene, but backstory and theme are interspersed, and it's the rare action movie that shows rather than…