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This is an interesting film, no doubt. It succeeds at building a psychologically oppressing atmosphere. Comparisons with Lanthimos' previous work, The Lobster, are unavoidable. The sense of absurdity, the tempo, the photography, the neurasthenic characters... In fact, a disappointing Farrell seems to be playing exactly the same guy. Personally, I had the same issue with both films. A promising beginning, but, after an hour or so, I just subtracted myself out of the action and started analysing the movie, way too much, more as a critic than as an spectator. And, for me, this is one of the worst things that can happen at the cinema...If you are into this kind of psychological horror, I would rather recommend Miike's Audition (1999). That, for one, if you can stomach it, would capture your attention from the beginning to the end (and even beyond).
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