You can generally tell things are going to get intense when Joaquin Phoenix grows a beard. In this psychological revenge-thriller, Phoenix is an FBI agent turned brutal hitman turned rescuer of children from paedophile rings who takes a high-profile job mired in conspiracy and corruption. At Cannes in 2017, this film got a seven-minute standing ovation, director Lynne Ramsay won best screenplay and Phoenix won best actor. And it wasn’t even finished yet. Now it’s been trimmed, tightened and distilled into a pure shot of adrenaline.
Director: Lynne Ramsay
Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Judith Roberts, Ekaterina Samsonov
Genre: Crime | Drama | Mystery
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