One story that could be turned into beautiful sorrow cinema, it's just a good movie. Filled with a modern touch of Hollywood. We lose the characters narrative. We are wandered through the guillotine, the getaway and the jump but what I really wanted to know was "what was that man thinking", "how did he survive solitary" "where was his sanity" "what was he dreaming" "who did he talk to" "how much more could he take"?
This heartwarming buddy-buddy road trip film is an inspiration in the tumultuous times we live in–proving that even a jock and a nerd can become best friends.
Papillon boasts some great cinematography, but I couldn't find any emotional investment in the characters because there was nothing interesting about them to latch on to. Hunnam's a bit of a cookie-cutter protagonist. Malek is serviceable.