You Were Never Really Here (2/3 Hats)


Austinn Says Hats On:

‘You Were Never Really Here’: You Will Never Really Know What’s Going On (6/10)

What a trip. A lot of the technical aspects are great. The cinematography, sound mixing, and editing were really cool. The score from Jonny Greenwood (also did Phantom Thread) is fantastic. The story is interesting at times, but it takes a while to get moving, and there are a lot of unanswered questions. The main character is clearly very tormented, but I found it hard to care much for him because I never felt like I knew or understood him enough. #hammertime #notyouraverageJoe #girlscout #brotheltakeover

Adam Says Hats Off:

Saw You Were Never Really Here: Angry Jesus Takes the Wheel

Rating as follows:
Total: 7.2/10
Cinematography (1.7): 1.5
Overall Acting (1.6): 1.4
Writing (1.5): 1.0
Cohesion of Story (1.2): 0.6
Score/Sound Mixing (1.1): 0.9
Best Category – Cinematography (1.0): 0.9
Depth of Plot (1.0): 0.6
Character Development (0.5): 0.2
Overall Message (0.4): 0.1

Holy smokes, this movie is brutal. Joaquin Phoenix plays a character unlike any that you’ve ever seen out of him. This movie follows a hired gun who sets out to find a young girl who’s been abducted, and he wreaks major havoc. But, it doesn’t just stop there, it also talks a lot about the demons he was fighting inside. It was very well shot and had a unique style of editing, which I really appreciated. However, there were just too many questions that went unanswered and it bordered on confusing at times. All in all, I enjoyed seeing it, but It might not be for everyone.

#JoeDirty #MamasBoy #DontBringYourFistsToAHammerFight #OldPeopleWereInTheWrongMovie

Kelvin Says Hats Off:

Just saw “You Were Never Really Here” – A Real Bang Up Job. Conclusion: 7/10. Joaquin Phoenix is a gifted and oft-underrated actor. One of his particular strengths that this movie taps into is his ability to deliver a raw and rugged performance. “You Were Never Really Here” brings style and artistic flair to material that amounts to a typical B-movie thriller – Phoenix plays a mercenary who tracks down missing girls. With a runtime of 89 minutes, there is not a lot of meat on the movie’s bones. It works in a rather unspoken manner. While there is dialogue, it is at a minimum and much of what happens is left on the audience to imply. I appreciate the maturity of the film-making, but I think I am still left wanting by the story. What the storytelling banks on are the technical aspects. Impressively crafted, the visuals are well put together and the flashback sequences provide for much of the context of Joaquin Phoenix’s character. The score is unique and emotionally heightening and the sound editing inspires unease. While I am partial to movies that don’t prod along, I wish the movie wouldn’t have been quite so brusque. #MourningJoe #McClearyEyesFullHearts #GoneGirl #TheJoaquinDead #GettingHammered

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