Cert 18 ★★★★
This engaging gothic thriller is set in the postwar American bible belt and is adapted from Donald Ray Pollock’s critically acclaimed novel of the same name.
produced by Jake Gyllenhaal (Brokeback Mountain) and directed by Antonio Campos, the film features an impressive ensemble cast comprised of Tom Holland, Eliza Scanlen and Robert Pattinson amongst other current Hollywood big hitters. It follows a series of sinister characters who converge around a young man determined to protect those he loves.
This is a genuinely thrilling, gorgeously acted and at times deeply unsettling story full of surprising twists and turns and featuring some genuinely thrilling performances all around.
This review was originally published in The Daily Morror on 18/09/20