Top positive review
Superb subtle film.
on 6 September 2017
I'm not a fan of gore in any way, I find it very tedious and boring to see minute after minute of blood and guts being shoved in my face, I much prefer something play on my mind by toying with my imagination and my emotions. One reason I really enjoyed this film was that there were some nice bits of gore that weren't overdone, they gently shocked as you were half expecting them. The part where you see Mary practising her craft on her unwilling victim who'd wronged her was done brilliantly, enough to make you squirm but not enough to bore you or make you feel sick. That more or less summed up the film for me, it was a superb exercise in balance, nothing was ever overdone, nasty when it needed it and subtle soft scenes where they were needed right up to the, for me anyway, unexpected end.
I particularly liked the club owner and his bouncer characters, despite being utterly nasty pieces of work they were so likeable as characters and the actors playing them played them, again with the perfect balance of nastiness and likability, you knew underneath they weren't nasty people just had to be to survive in the business they were in.
If you like gore, forget it, you will find this very boring indeed, there is almost no gore. Same too for violence, there is a lot of implied violence but very little actually seen, if you like violence you will be bored. It's more an exercise in an idea of "What if someone became..." and for me it worked perfectly.