Average Rating: 4.3/10
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It's a shame that so much talent and energy is placed in the service of a story that feels like it has been told far too many times before.
Capable but monotonous, it ends with a predictable twist that has a distinguished literary lineage.
The general topic is too titillating in execution to fully influence any worthy debate into the effects of isolating grief...
From the clunky dialogue and dreary voice-over narration, it sounds as though director Kieron Hawkes has swallowed a GCSE psychology textbook and regurgitated gobbets of half-digested psychobabble all over the screenplay.
It's a British rite-of-passage crime thriller, because it opens with a closeup of the protagonist's face and a voiceover that says "That's me".
Fluidly lensed and unsettling for an hour, writer/director Kieron Hawkes' debut thins out badly in the final third, leaving the charismatic Anderson to prop it up.
A nasty Brit thriller that achieves the impossible and has you actually pining for Danny Dyer.
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