“Viewers who are likely to find themselves as compelled as repelled by its fatally flawed key players.”~Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
Aroview: Tilda Swinton struggles to cope with the grief and guilt of mothering a deeply troubled child in Lynne Ramsay's unflinching, stylistic adaptation of Lionel Shriver's controversial novel.
A difficult subject and a difficult film, complicated by a central character as "unreliable narrator" who is not only subjective but disturbed, and the obfuscation of the story's tragic climax, which is also carried over from the novel. What can't be blamed on the novel however are the jarring casting choices, though Swinton herself is a powerhouse as usual.
Average rating (Good Enough). Showing 1-2 of 2 member reviews.
4 stars (Very Good) Strong screenplay - interesting soundtrack - good acting from the child actors - Tilda Swinton is on camera for the majority of the time and gives a tour de force performance.~tubbs
2 stars (Good Try) Disturbingly intimate portrayal of the disconnected. Swinton perfectly cast, is compelling. Stark, emotionally isolated visuals and vignettes convey both emotion and meaning within the confines of the character's ability to express herself.~procyon