One of the darkest and oddest romances I’ve seen on screen. A dark comedy study on the destructive nature of violence and the dangerous addiction that can be formed to “being free” when you throw morality out the window. When weak willed people fall for the wrong person, it can have disastrous effects on one’s psyche.
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