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You Were Never Really Here 2017

Swing away Merrill...swing away

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I thought that this film was really a gem. I really appreciated that we did not know that much about the main character and the director really slow-played our discovery of him.

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1 / 2 directing & technical aspect
0 / 1 story
1 / 1 act I
1 / 1 act II
1 / 1 act III
1 / 1 acting
1 / 1 writing
0 / 1 originality
0 / 1 lasting ability to make you think

0 / 1 misc

6 out of 10

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Extremely powerful and well shot+edited. However, this movie is not for everyone as it is not a point a to b type when it comes to story telling.

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Título: En realidad nunca estuve aquí

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You were never really here

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Man, did they F with the wrong guy.

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Considering how fascinating the first two acts were, the final one was really disappointing

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The visual and audio design of this movie wil make you feel uncomfortable for the whole 90 minutes of playtime, but it's totally worth it. Joaquin Phoenix is absolutely amazing and his performance gave me the chills more than once.

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This one will never be forgotten. Its richness lies in the silent details.

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"McCleary said you were brutal."

Joaquin Phoenix truly is brutal in this film. He gives a fantastic performance of this quiet and unhinged man for hire. Some beautiful cinematography and one of Johnny Greenwood's best scores makes this a beautiful watch. The editing is also amazing, what they show on an off screen really made the plot vague enough that we can fill it ourselves. The whole time while watching this I was uneasy but in a good way. Lynne Ramsay has another excellent film

"Joe, wake up. It's a beautiful day."

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I found it interesting overall but am not ashamed to admit I also found it a little hard to follow exactly what was going on in places. Maybe it's up to the audience to decide? The details seemed murky. The movie tries to shock you in places and to be different. This is refreshing but may also lose its way in doing so. Regardless of the other plot details it's clearly a story of revenge.

I did not really find it that similar to Taxi Driver or Drive in terms of cinematography or soundtrack, the main similarity of course is the protective male loner type character. As with De Niro and Gosling, Joaquin Phoenix was powerful and convincing.

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8/10

Saw it at the Fantasy Film Fest White Nights. I really like the ending, last 2 minutes

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It's the story of a twisted man on a rescue mission, and he's driven there by his demons. Startling, passionate and intense, the film is a series of long, winding passages punctuated with exclamation points. "You Were Never Really Here" is the sort of film you want to applaud when it ends.

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