Time Out says
The film has the dread air of a funeral march witnessed through a heroin fug, albeit a stylish one, with slo-mo camera movements, ample music and an electronic score. The story mirrors many tales of gangsters and individuals caught up in the claustrophobia of crime, but Michôd makes it feel fresh and thoughtful. The sense of grotesque, especially with Janine, is distinctive, and he avoids the trap of making characters too lucid (sample dialogue: ‘Do you love me?’ ‘Yeah.’ ‘Why?’ ‘Because you’re nice.’). It’s not unique, but as a distillation of a well-worn genre, it’s admirable.
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