A Netflix Original Picture, Written by Craig Borten, Directed by Greg Barker.
This isn’t a bad film, but it also isn’t really a good film, it just exists. It tells the story of a fascinating man in a very uninspired style, and seems to focus on the wrong aspects, therefore leaving an unsatisfactory feeling when the final credits roll.
Ana de Armas is one of Hollywood’s biggest rising stars, but in the last month she has been having a PR nightmare. Her shock relationship with Ben Affleck (which is entirely her decision and really shouldn’t be anyone else’s business) took people by surprise, but the pair seem to be flouting quarantine on a regular basis to have their photos taken, and she seems to be blocking her fan accounts on Twitter due to their response.
However, I personally think of her as one of my favourite actress. She has a unique talent of being charismatic, able to show deep emotions, and is incredibly beautiful. She has the potential to be one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, as long as she doesn’t throw it away.
In this film, she is easily the best thing. She brings heart, sensuality, and real emotion to a film that is otherwise lacking. Wagner Moura, who is a very talented actor, does his best but the role is quite limited.
With the subject matter and talent involved, this should’ve been a much better film.