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DirkH’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
I shouldn't be bored by this but I was.
Here's the thing. When you rely on a twisty turny type of plot with a central mystery it's probably a good thing to actually make it a mystery and not spoil it in the first fifteen minutes of your film. Because if you do, no matter how much disturbing torture porn you throw at the screen, the only thing I'll feel is boredom while I watch a film going through its motions.
Whether it's a collection of rookie mistakes or genuinely believing your audience is made up of blithering idiots I'll never know. What I do know is that Goodnight Mommy is a well acted, beautifully shot collection of boring missed opportunities.