chickenstrisps’s review published on Letterboxd:
im normally a big fan of these kinds of films. this one just left me with a searing headache. watching this was the longest two and a half hours of my life. i kept waiting for it all to come together and mean something but it never happened. all that being said, i can certaintly tell there was alot of thought put into this film and many beautiful subtleties that might have slipped past me. im not saying it all meant nothing. the story does not lack in meaning. my problem is that the meaning isnt communicated in the best way. The performances by both hoffman and phoenix are amazing. the story just doesnt do it for me unfortunately.