Critic Reviews for Beast
Features a truly breakthrough performance (maybe two) and announces writer/director Michael Pearce as a talent to watch.
The charming Johnny Flynn ultimately struggles to find the right tone for the boyfriend, not helped by a director who hasn't quite mastered the rhythm required for his surprise ending.
Upgrading a sleeping-with-the-enemy premise familiar from countless B-thrillers with a faintly mythic aura and cool psychosexual shading, "Beast" also sustains a fresh, frank feminine perspective through Jessie Buckley's remarkable lead performance.
Surely, the performance of Johnny Flynn as Pascal will bring him some recognition. [Full review in Spanish]
It's an oddball premise that's initially employed to engrossing effect by director Michael Pearce...
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