Expected a refreshing (and critically acclaimed) thriller, was dealt a plodding, average drama with some moderately dark moments. Pathetic dialogue, bad decisions, under-cooked relationships, a climax that simply fizzles - its like a Pinterest, borrowing images from all the best thrillers but never having its own identity. The most beautiful and notable moments were the rodeo montages.
I don't get the hype - Variety called it "an exceptional indie thriller". Like Hell or High Water, it's a modern day western replete with neo noir clichés. "One of the gnarliest and most unsettling movies we’re likely to get this year." (Peter Debruge). More like an average slice of Americana, with a dash of Fargo and No Country For Old Men. Underwhelming.