The Man Who Wasn’t There (2001)

There was a lot I liked about this film – the performances (particularly Billy Bob Thornton’s), the cinematography, the colour scheme, the really fascinating use of supernatural elements – but ultimately, it didn’t come together right and work for me.

The classic noir elements just somehow didn’t land for me. I enjoyed just soaking up the movie, the style of it, but I felt disengaged with the characters and the plot. But hell, the film could have had the worst plot I’ve ever seen, and the cast and Deakins’ cinematography would have still been plenty to entertain me.

Not a misfire, but not something particularly memorable for me.

I give it two UFOs, and a razor.


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