Clint Eastwood at a critical moment
I saw this movie tonight because I heard it was powerful.
And it was that, but I always add on the requirement: is it something I need to see in a theater? I’m not sure this is one of those movies. No, I’m pretty sure it’s not.
It’s plain, with a directorial style that seems like it wasn’t overwrought with countless takes. But less is not always more, and there were all these little bits about Eastwood’s character that didn’t flush out.
I can see why he made this film though—there are some great messages buried within the dark muddling. It just took a while to get them out.