You Were Never Really Here

You Were Never Really Here


Joaquin Phoenix won Best Actor at Cannes for his role in this thriller from the director of We Need to Talk About Kevin.... More

"A missing teenage girl. A brutal and tormented enforcer on a rescue mission. Corrupt power and vengeance unleash a storm of violence that may lead to his awakening." (Cannes Film Festival)Hide

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  • To watch Phoenix, an actor at the height of his dramatic powers, on screen and under Ramsey's direction makes You Were Never Really Here something of a must-see. Full Review

  • You Were Never Really Here presents as Ramsay's first genre offering, ramping up the body count and bloodshed, while maintaining her usual focus on unusual characters. Full Review

  • The ghost of Travis Bickle haunts this nightmarish and humidly absorbing psychological drama from Lynne Ramsay. Full Review

  • In these staggeringly taut 85 minutes, Ramsay sees a hopeless universe in a jelly bean. Full Review

  • Ramsay has made more sensually rapturous films, but this may be her most formally exacting: No shot or cut here is idle or extraneous. Full Review

  • You Were Never Really Here is a powerful assault of a film, but it's missing its director's inimitable poetry. Full Review

  • If you're still with the movie after the first ten minutes you're probably with it for the long haul (and possibly for life - it lingers). Full Review

  • Lynne Ramsay returns with a scuzzy, stripped-back thriller focused on the man, rather than the mission. Full Review