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Twenty years after heroin drove them apart, fate reunites four old mates. Because Ewan McGregor and company so easily reinhabit their roles, said the Los Angeles Times, their performances lend “gravity and soul” to a “shaggy, surprisingly profound” tale about scoundrels settling into middle age.
Sam Peckinpah’s most notorious film “has aged into a decidedly problematic piece of work,” said Flavorwire.com. But “there’s no denying its visceral power and command of mood,” as men in an English village take advantage of a newcomer’s weakness and assault his wife. Dustin Hoffman stars.
This recent thriller marked Aussie director Cate Shortland as “a talent to watch,” said The New York Times. When a tourist in Berlin wakes after a one-night fling and discovers she’s a captive, the story has no good place to go. But strong moments abound, especially from star Teresa Palmer. ■