This doesn't deserve all the bad reviews. I enjoyed the suspense and way this film was shot. An interesting storyline which although not realistic/absurd, at the very least in a non-preachy way prompts you to think about your actions and its consequences.
Pile of regressively religious, deeply 'moralistic', pointless, badly filmed, falsely intellectual, vaguely sexist (but not more than a fundamentalist interprettion of scriptures), anti state, utter shite. Why on earth did MUBI pick this terrible commercial crap, if I want to watch totalitarian media, I can get one of the blockbuster on demand platforms.
Very much like a movie length episode of a Twilight Zone short; intriguing concept, genuinely sinister in places and well executed in parts, but as the storyline becomes weirder and weirder, it becomes less and less believable. Interesting to see Ms Diaz right out of character.
Perfectly acted and perfectly shot. The concept is fascinating, and works until a point, but the strength of this film lies in its beginning and end. A poorly plotted middle section loses us, and takes some work to regain our confidence, but it seems it never succeeded for most people.
Not sure what to make of this film, felt like a Richard Kelly film and tasted like one too, it had its moments (Marsden in the pool of water floating above Diaz was really cool) and its problems (Diaz losing her southern accent on occasion). It's an interesting concept but I don't think it translated well on screen, could have been better.