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Rust and Bone (Jacques Audiard, 2012)

November 23, 2012

After a strong first act with engaging moral suspense and an arresting murder sequence, Jacques Audiard’s previous film A Prophet devolved into flat, familiar territory for a prison-survival tale. Not helped by star Tahir Rahim’s blank qualities, each development in the film’s narrative suggested increasing aimlessness, shirking much of the moral compass exploration and losing an apparent sense of purpose. His latest film Rust and Bone has a similar problem, though to greater detriment; by its conclusion, it is difficult to comprehend what unifying idea actually drives its outright silly narrative…

Full review at Sound on Sight

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