The thriller aspects of Bullhead are effective as well as interesting: it’s a whole sub-culture underworld never seen in film before that I’m aware of. But it’s what’s going on with Jacky – emotionally, physically – that really matters. It’s the only thing that matters. When the film shows what happened to him as a child, everything already seen in the film needs to be re-evaluated. In an instant, he becomes a toweringly tragic figure.
August 09, 2016