A missing teenage girl. A brutal and tormented enforcer on a rescue mission. Corrupt power and vengeance unleash a storm of violence that may lead to his awakening.
|Release Date||:||November 3, 2017|
|Genres||:||Drama, Mystery, Thriller|
|Production Company||:||Why Not Productions, Film4, Page 114|
|Production Countries||:||France, United Kingdom, United States of America|
|Writers||:||Lynne Ramsay, Jonathan Ames|
|Casts||:||Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Alessandro Nivola, Alex Manette, John Doman, Judith Roberts, Ryan Martin Brown, Jason Babinsky, Frank Pando, Kate Easton, Madison Arnold|
|Plot Keywords||:||hotel, based on novel, hammer, murder, money, violence, alarm, phone call, burning photograph|
When I read on the posters « The Taxi Driver Of The XXI Century » I put it immediately on my watch-list; well, after seeing the movie, the comparison is almost blasphemy. Despite the strong performance delivered by Phoenix and the good cinematography, the movie is a total downer. Instead of a plot, what you have is a series of disjointed fragments which you try desperately to make sense of, but the task is hopeless. To add to it, as if it were needed, the director injects more fragments of flashbacks which hardly relate to anything happening in the present. Maybe I just grossly missed the whole thing, but I found this an irritating piece of self- indulgent cinema.