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