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You Were Never Really Here – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
You Were Never Really Here is a tough watch.  It certainly wont be a film for everyone.  But give it a try because there’s a lot to reward here, not least a stunning performance from Joaquin Phoenix, some ultra violence and yet another example of great direction by Lynne Ramsay.  This isn’t your usual revenge type film.  Where as similar themed Taken was driven by it’s narrative, You Were Never Really Here is driven more by Phoenix’s traumatised veteran and is unrelenting.  Ramsay and Phoenix quite simply deliver.

Best Bit: The rescue

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

If You Liked this Try: Taken, Let’s Talk About Kevin, Morvern Callar

About Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden
Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years and now writes and edits for his own site Phil's Quick Capsule Review...

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