See you, space cowboy.
C.W: Sexual assault.
Sims-Fewer and Mancinelli's shared directing prowess is undeniable. There's an improvised quality to Violation's early moments- both in the performances and the film's overall aesthetic- that allows for total immersion early on. Throughout much of the film's opening act, I was convinced that I was watching a documentary.
It's a shame that the strengths of the opening act never materialize later on, though. Once the film shifts gears past the set-up, the dialogue and performances feel strained.…