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J. O.'s rating of the film Essential Killing

A severely overlooked film from this past year that burns with a surprising power and depth. Strangely, "Valhalla Rising" was another dialogue-free film from the same year with a character on a similar journey. Although the release (of both films) was limited, the characters' agonizing quests are not. "Essential Killing" is a beautiful foray into the nature of survival.