Beckett (2021), Dir Ferdinando Cito Filomarino, Netflix: 4****: Matthew Alicoon

Beckett, 4****

Netflix

Running Time: 108 Minutes

Review: Matthew Alicoon, Thursday 16th September 2021

After a car accident, Beckett follows an American tourist (John David Washington) who finds himself at the centre of a political conspiracy and on the run fighting for his life.

John David Washington carries most of the film on his shoulders. He once again proves how great of an actor he is, as he added a lot of flare to the film. His character journey is exciting to watch, as it is suspenseful and remains very unpredictable throughout the film.

The cinematic landscape provided by cinematographer Sayombhu Mukdeeprom gave quite a visceral feel to the world. At times it almost felt immersive, as you are on the journey with John David Washington’s character from very early on in the film.

An expansion on the explanation behind events in the film would have been beneficial, as the finale of the film felt slightly rushed. However, up to that point the story was very compelling and interesting to watch.

The biggest problem with the film is that with such a strong supporting cast a lot of the actors felt waisted. With such a talented ensemble it would have been great to the supporting cast utilised more.

Anchored by John David Washington’s stellar performance and an unpredictable narrative. Beckett is worth the watch.

Cast

John David Washington as Beckett

Boyd Holbrook as Stephen Tynan

Vicky Krieps as Lena

Alicia Vikander as April Hanson

Maria Votti as Eleni

 

 

 

 

 

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