Part biographical slice, part fictional romantic drama, neither in the end, as film unsuccessfully tries to interest us in Josh Hutchinson's story, when we really came for Benicio.
That leaves an angry overall impression, and not because the film is bad (it works, it fails, and, most importantly, it tries), but because now we are definetely robbed of proper Escobar biography with Benicio del Toro in the lead role, whose stuff in this film is brilliant - all twenty minutes of it.
Continuing the estabilished trend, Bennet Miller's "Foxcatcher" is one of the most subtle, nuanced mainstream dramas of recent years and delivers powerhouse performances of all three male leads, especially from almost-unrecognizeable Carrell.
Follow this one, as the nominations are sure to follow.
Tough, gritty and quietly powerful, this film not only delivers great Guy Pearce and surprising Robert Pattinson performances, but also answers one of the most important questions out there - is Australia really the best place to be after the apocalypse? Definetely not!
With influences ranging from "Max Max" (the 1st one) to "High Plains Drifter", this is "The Road: Down Under". Highly recommended!