Ava

So this is like three different movies at once: a disavowed-operative shoot-em-up; a character study of a rapidly decompensating trained killer and addict whose compulsions cause collateral damage on multiple levels; and a family drama about buried secrets and the ways people destroy themselves and hurt others by avoiding hard truths.

None of those movies is any good.

Chastain goes for broke but other than Geena Davis she's largely on her own. Each of the major male leads are dreadful in the specific ways they often are (Malkovitch and Farrell gorging on scenery while Common, bless his heart, tries his best).

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