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Viscerally gory in a way you don't see coming at first, but it very quickly goes for the jugular as if to tell you to "buckle the fuck up." But then it takes the foot off the gas to let it all set in. The violence never feels fleeting and it suggests a longer thread of trauma.

This just checks off a ton of personal boxes for me. There's not a lot of time spent on superfluous exposition but it also doesn't feel stagnant or sterile... probably because of the blood.

From the sound design to practical effects (huzzah!) and a fantastic pair of central performances from Andrea Riseborough and Christopher Abbott...this really floored me.

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