However you parse the film’s high and low points you have to admit that there is not now, nor has there ever been, anything quite like it. The last scene is cornball but also freakishly powerful. We seem to be experiencing Ned’s final collapse from inside his own mind. He’s Willy Loman and Miss Havisham put together, and the wind and water just keep scourging the ivy-covered walls of what used to be his home. He is the author of his misfortune, but at the same time, no one deserves this.
Matt Zoller Seitz
February 08, 2016