“Who are we if we can’t protect them?”
Really interesting and well made genre picture from first time director John Krasinski, taught and for the first time in as long as I can remember a film so tense the entire audience in the theatre was in silence for every second of the running time.
“All myths are foundations of reality.”
Fun, but the goofy video-game parts that were included really detracted from the film, rather than as a nod to the story’s origins; Vikander was great (and ripped) and delivered a fantastic portrayal of a character I love.
“Quite an experience to live in fear, isn’t it?”
Exceptional ideas and emotional impact, shot beautifully, but suffers from some languid pacing.
“Lobbying is about foresight. About anticipating your opponent’s moves and devising counter measures. The winner plots one step ahead of the opposition. And plays her trump card just after they play theirs. It’s about making sure you surprise them. And they don’t surprise you.”
A political thriller that while smart and fast-paced, misses the mark: Sloane is every bit as ruthless and Machiavellian as any male character has been but is allowed to become sentimental by the end, betraying the character and performance.