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I Came By

By Stefan Pape, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Violent thriller has flawed antihero and psychotic villain.

Movie NR 2022 110 minutes
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Babak Anvari's brings a Hitchcockian touch to modern day London in this striking, yet violent thriller. I Came By constantly surprises, never giving the viewer what they expect. The movie veers away from convention, subverting cliches so often found in this genre. This element of surprise is exemplified in the casting. Bonneville's sociopathic character is a real piece of work and is a departure from the gentler roles the actor is more associated with -- Downton Abbey will never be the same again. But it's a challenge he more than rises up to.

The film could just be that little bit slicker though. It has great ideas and the substance is there, but stylistically it just feels lacking somewhat. As a modern-day noir of this nature, having a more stylized, cinematic aesthetic would enrich the material. But it remains a movie with good ideas and great performances. And that's half the job done.

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