Nick Direso’s review published on Letterboxd:
My biggest gripe is general pretentiousness, and the script that thinks it’s way smarter than it is. I’ll give it credit for strong performances, particularly in the novel with the movie, but it wasn’t enough to keep me from audibly groaning at the symbolism that was being shoved down my throat. Also, the ultimate motivations for Gyllenhall’s character felt very high school. That’s all I can really say without spoilers.