|Release Date:||October 1, 2015|
|Review Date:||October 1, 2015|
|Genre(s):||Drama, Action & Adventure|
On the whole, it is remarkable.
Emily Blunt is a tad too self-absorbed, a smidge too shaky, naïve, self-righteous. Those moments are hard to believe, especially after the opening scene and sense of what she's been through the prior five years as a tactical team-lead in a special kidnapping-response division of the FBI.
Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro, however, are pitch-perfect. Del Toro, in particular, steals the show.
In every scene, he positively consumes the screen, drawing oxygen out of the room like a prowling wolf, and it's a blast to watch.
The audio is excellent, always thumping and coming and ominous, like helicopter blades whooshing you into the eye of a creepy and freaky geopolitical storm.
Really, really great movie.
You'll leave shaking, a bit disillusioned, but wildly entertained and introspective and appreciative.