Director Lynne Ramsay, who gave us the equally uncompromising We Need to Talk About Kevin, works from a reduced roster of characters here, with Phoenix front and centre. He’s a hitman – an occupation that comes with a cost. We’ve seen this narrative of the tortured assassin before, but not like this. It all starts to unravel for Joe when he’s given the assignment to recover a victim kidnapped by well-connected paedophiles. There is betrayal, and a remarkable score by Radiohead’s Johnny Greenwood that underlines each eviscerating emotional twist and turn.
Release Date: December 6, 2018
Format: DVD, Blu-ray
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Dante Pereira-Olson
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