Another Wheatley film where a great idea is let down by incompetent presentation. His usual shtick is to contrast incompatible forms; here it's Nuts in May meets Natural Born Killers. It doesn't work because his direction is unadventurous and televisual; and yet once again there's a smug contentedness to the proceedings, as if just the mere thought of this kind of genre deconstruction is incredibly brave and unique.
Wheatley ha un talento incredibile perchè riesce a spaziare sempre tra il paradossale,il grottesco,il surreale e riesce a dosare alla grande il tutto fino a farlo sprofondare nel nerissimo;infatti tutti gli omicidi sono immersi in una vena di irrealtà suggestiva esaltati da paesaggi super-azzeccati.La costruzione del finale poi è un autentico gioiello.Splendido centro da parte di Ben. 4*
I really liked the the fact that this film is essentially a troubled romance with murder thrown in and the murder certainly isn't the focus of these two characters adventure. That being said it was a little inconsistent in it's humor ranging from very funny to not very funny at all (when I wanted it to be). I guess i just wish it went a little farther into dark territory, but still good and interesting none the less.
a retarded British woman and her amoral ginger gentleman go on holiday, but turns out he's all "society isn't polite" blah blah blah and he has no qualms with murdering anyone who remotely offends him. I love a good black comedy (Barking Dogs Never Bite is a good example) but this was just so....flat and meaningless. The epitome of the kind of film that you just shrug your shoulders after watching. 2/5
Nope. I'm done with you, Ben Wheatley. Your juxtapose tonal shifts are excruciating. Your satire is boring and flat. Your mumble mouthed characters are unwatchable. Pathetic couple goes on a killing-spree roadtrip? From the first five minutes, I couldn't wait to see your main characters die, but then I had to endure them for another hour and twenty minutes. You're not genre bending. You're just amateur.
Humor british con molte freddure. Piccoli borghesi falliti in un turbine di sesso e violenza potrebbe essere un buon sottotitolo italiano. Film debole, situazioni surreali ma non divertenti, sanguinose ma insipide. Dialoghi troppo brutti per essere quelli di una commedia. Passare oltre
Incredibile il modo in cui Wheatley riesce a mescolare la commedia a un thriller malato che man mano diventa nerissimo. Stupendo il finale che sembra romantico fino all'ultimo secondo e che invece sorprende (in modo poi non lontano da quello di Kill List). Azzeccato l'accompagnamento sonoro (Tainted love) e meravigliosa la fotografia grazie anche ai paesaggi da favola -nera-. Fa ridere e inquieta, un gran film. 4*
starts off quite promising with some funny moments, but it does feel a bit drawn-out and the killings soon get repetitive. the score in particular really became grating with guitar swells and piano really taking me out of it - felt heavy handed for the material. also, by about the halfway point I wanted to kill Alice Lowe's Tina, although I suppose that is somewhat intentional. still not quite sold on Wheatley.