Definitely my favorite movie that I have seen from last year (granted I have not seen everything). Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan give amazing performances and Steve McQueen is my favorite new director. One of the best films about addiction I have seen since Panic in Needle Park.
I thought the first part of the film was clunky and thought the use of voice over was overused to get the plot going and shove a lot of information down your throat at one time. Clooney does an amazing job but I was really impressed with Shailene Woodley. There are a lot of incredible moments that anchor the film, but I was expecting something a little bit more from a filmmaker as Alexander Payne.
A lot funnier than I thought it was going to be. The filmmakers do a good job of pulling off a wry satire on the entire remake genre that has now come about. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum (surprisingly hilarious and almost steals the show) make a great team and play well off of each other.
I enjoyed this movie a lot more than I thought I would. I think Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain give weight to what could have been an over the top experience (see The Happening). A slow burn, but I thought it was very well shot.
Hands down the best movie that I have seen this year and one of the best directorial debuts I have seen in a long time. Elizabeth Olsen is mesmerizing in the lead role. The movie kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. Loved every frame.