Parx’s review published on Letterboxd:
showed this to my friend:
i think the more i contemplate the controversy the more i find myself lost. I think the ending, although it feels ill-fitted with the established themes, feels justified enough to me
As a survivor, this movie to me felt separated from my experience. Rather than a completely right protagonist shouting what people who've been through these experiences already know. We get a real person whose morals are so determined by experience that they don't always remain consistent. This is a human trait. We are hypocrites. I think it's in our nature.
Does a morally gray protagonist really change that this is a great thriller, with some really awesome moments? It doesn't for me. I'm glad there is so much discourse over this movie, I think that's partly its job.
Let me just put this out there. If you're looking for something that is more in-depth about trauma and the true effects of SA and Rape watch the mini-series, I may destroy you. I know that isn't necessarily a fresh rec but if you haven't watched it, make time to