Piercing ★★½

Nicolas Pesce directs this feature about two broken and depraved souls, who cope with their corner of the world in their own twisted manner, but come to find solace in each others company. It's an interesting concept, but the execution suffers from a direction which doesn't fulfil its promise, as the creepy moments feel too few and far between. Mia Wasikowska's Jackie in an intriguing figure and the more interesting of the lead pair, which makes it a shame we don't get to see matters from her point of view. Instead, we're saddled with an uninteresting lead portrayed by an unfortunately blank faced Christopher Abbott.