Got a surprise screening of this at my local cineworld. Decent little film. Works best when Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali get to play off each other. Great performances from both men. The whole racial angle, however, falls a bit flat, and is very one dimensional.
‘Revenge’ is a film that just falls short for me, despite understanding the appeal. To me it doesn’t fall on any end of the spectrum I seem to view exploitation/genre films. I neither find it completely mean-spirited and awful (I Spit on Your Grave, Cannibal Holocaust) or extremely over-the-top and entertaining (Hobo with a Shotgun, The Guest) It’s definitely very violent and stylish, but it just does nothing for me. On a positive note though, this is a directorial debut…