Can be a little technical and slow, but it's one of those films that people should see, mainly to understand how their government does not always work for them, but sometimes works for itself, at the cost of a lot of lives.
Wow... I can't recommend this film, in general, because it is RELENTLESS and graphic. That being said, I feel like the story is tight, and director Jeremy Saulnier does an AMAZING job at keeping the tension steady throughout. Understated performances from Patrick Stewart and Imogen Poots are a hugely welcomed surprise, though everyone does a great job.
I don't want to give this film five stars, but I feel like I have to. It does things that very few others are able to accomplish, and it does them very well.
I should preface this review by saying that I've never read the original source material for this film, nor had even heard about it until a few months ago, so that may color my review differently from those who have read it.
This film got savaged in early reviews, but I enjoyed it. It's taut, well paced, stylish, and even though the story is ridiculous by nature, director Adam Wingard makes it work. There wasn't a moment of this film…