I think this film was created first and foremost as a vehicle for its socio-political messaging. I don’t think that’s necessarily a bad thing, but it is pretty heavy handed from the get go.
However, I was unsettled by a lot of this! The editing is good, the suspense is good, the use of trauma to create tension about what is and isn’t real was interesting, even if it had me worried the film was goi g to end on a nihilistic and problematic note.
I didn’t LOVE this movie, but I respect what it was doing and was okay with some weird script choices because I thought the overall atmosphere was compelling. I was invested in the mystery and surprised whenever the main character did something desperately stupid.
Overall, a very good pick to watch for free on shudder.