Dying of the Light

Dying of the Light

Dying of the Light

Nicolas Cage is agent Evan Lake in this CIA thriller, ordered to retire when diagnosed with early signs of dementia. But when he hears that terrorist Muhammad Banir has resurfaced, retirement is no longer an option - forcing him to go rogue. Written and directed by Paul Schrader, screenwriter of Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, and co-produced by Nicolas Winding Refn, director of Drive.

2014Rating: MA15+90 minsUSA
DramaThriller
Director:
Paul Schrader ('American Gigolo', 'The Canyons')
Writer:
Paul Schrader
Cast:
Nicolas CageAnton YelchinAlexander KarimIrène Jacob

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Dying of the Light / Reviews

Variety

Variety

A weirdly misshapen, fitfully intriguing depiction of one man's wayward quest for justice, plainly compromised in ways that only a director's cut could properly illuminate.

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The Times

The Times

While this was all no doubt galling for Schrader and Kosuth, you don't get the sense that there is a masterpiece lurking somewhere underneath.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Sometimes plays as just another high-concept vehicle for a comically overacting Mr. Cage. But Mr. Schrader's vision is strong enough to rage against the hackier calculations.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

In recent years, Paul Schrader has reached the unenviable position where his career has become at least as horribly compelling as the movies that he makes.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

Trimmed within an inch of its life to 94 minutes... left with nothing but the faintest echoes of whatever ideas might have inspired its making.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

There are some great ideas here, and the film as a whole does make for cheerfully compulsive viewing.

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