It’s a superior high trash thriller, but it’s truly elevated by Sharon Stone’s sensational performance, which just gets more the more you watch it and the more time passes. One of the iconic female screen performances of the 1990s.
A stunningly intimate, beautifully told story, with a phenomenal, soulful lead performance from Riz Ahmed, one that will surely propel him into the top tier of the Best Actor Oscar race. A gorgeous supporting performance from Paul Raci is another highlight, as is the innovative sound design. Just a wonderful, moving, immersive piece of cinema.
If I could give more than 5 stars I would. An imperishable classic, one of my all time favourites. Seemed like a suitable watch on the night of the Inauguration of a new US President. I discover something new in this film every time I watch it. Brilliantly written, acted, directed and produced. I have days where I think it’s the greatest movie ever made.