English Review – You Were Never Really Here (2018)


The film unhurried schemes is why it’s not favorable to the general audiences. But for you who looking for such a bold psychological treatment, You Were Never Really Here is an unapologetic cure.

Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here is really bad on keeping you up, maybe. It follows Joaquin Phoenix character named Joe that attempts to save a trafficked girl named Nina which leads him to drown in such circumstances. But the main man seems unstable, and that’s not amusing when you have to see the film majority showing his some uninteresting reveries.

Yeah, it could be it. It could be that the film itself is not for everyone. It’s not there to entertain you even it isn’t an action flick nor classic revenge story; it is something else. Joe is a traumatized veteran, ex-FBI, and his very childhood memory might damage him also ever since. But the guy is unafraid of doing brutal things (he will knocking down some bodyguards foremost), along with his kind of post-traumatic disorder that visualized by short but ringing flashback, perhaps he’s still in for justice and humanity.

The film sways in such a calm but depressing aura, but some people just can’t take the boringness because of the solitude. Still, Joaquin Phoenix has provided a magnificent reflection of a tough but trembling character. Reviewing the overall of the film, You Were Never Really Here could be his own self-stage.

A critic hails the film as the 21st-century Taxi Driver as the film leaves you to feel that sympathy. The sadness but also hope after. The ending that lives the title. For everyone that felt intrigued by the movie title, just take a note that it offers you no literal twist like The Sixth Sense did if you know what I mean. You Were Never Really Here is not about a matter of existence, whereas it’s an idea of worries, and how you hustle to somehow overcome it.