Even with those in mind, I still can't help but absolutely love this movie. It's a cinematic masterpiece in so many ways, and perfectly encapsulates desperation, confusion, and thrills. As more of the mystery is revealed, you start to feel as lost and alone as the protagonist.
There's a lot of speculation and theories around the net what it's all about. I don't know where they get these absurd theories when it's plain and simple. Warning spoilers ahead. So here we go:
The real start of the movie is the car crash. The bad mom who abuses her
kid died. Both of them died. The mom was taken by Death but she cheated death. She promised to come back to Death but she never did. She thought she could outsmart death. So no matter what she did it always goes to the car crash scene. You can never cheat death. And that's was so scary. In the TV series Preacher, this theory of hell is also shown. It's the same nightmate over and over again. The film also talked about Sisyphus, which was already a clue of what is going on. Sisyphus was a god who cheated death and as a punishment he carried a boulder to a hill over and over again. Which happened to the mom.
So there. The only thing that's off in the film is the mask which is similar to Timecrimes. Still this is one of my favourites this year.