Fun, but rather rushed (in terms of pacing), heist movie.
Perfect lazy day movie.
Best sci-fi I've seen in awhile. It reminded me a lot of The Fountain in that it held deeper meaning in almost every single scene. I'm really bummed that the studio seems to have disciplined Garland's bold attempts by withholding distribution and bottoming out marketing for the film. This is what science fiction films should be—bold films that push the envelope by hurting your brain and scaring the shit out of you simultaneously.
Sweet Jesus, Jake Gyllenhaal brings it in this film as Louis Bloom. I was completely convinced that he was an autistic sociopath from his gaze that holds for just a little too long, to his highly analytical and fast talking dialogue that just sounds like Bloom is attempting to sound normal, to his love for matriarchal figures that he can manipulate. Actually, scratch that, he is somehow able to manipulate every single person in this film.
It shouldn't be a…
Sometimes I'm just in the mood for a unique, minimalist character study and this movie certainly delivered.
Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch could not have better chemistry on screen and this film has left me yearning to see more of Rudd in independent dramedies.
Both actors did a phenomenal job making their flawed characters likable and relatable to the audience. I'm sure some of that credit needs to be given to director David Gordon Green, who did an equally commendable…