And here comes a very well done, albeit not very original revenge thriller. There is nothing here we didn't see before, many, many times. Nevertheless it works. Excellent pacing, well choreographed violence, good character actors, and, of course a sense of justice done. Something we do not see very often in real life. The bad guy these days not only gets away with murder, but usually runs for office and lecture us about patriotism. Maybe that's why this flick works so well. Like an old-fashioned western. You run the villains out of town and ride into the sunset.
Fantastic Cate Blanchett and Sally Hawkins bravely try to carry this tired vehicle on their shoulders, but to no avail. Even some really frustrating details irk this disappointed viewer.
Her sister from San Francisco lives in a huge, smartly decorated apartment, while bagging groceries for a living. How out of touch with the real life you have to be to make a mishap like that. All and all another old contemplation on neurosis and angst of the have it all's. Did we need another one? I don't think so.