Joaquin Phoenix won best actor award at the Cannes Film Festival for his portrayal of a traumatized veteran, familiar with violence, who tracks down missing girls for a living. And director/co-writer Lynne (Ratcatcher, We Need to Talk about Kevin) Ramsay won best screenplay award.
Shades of Travis Bickle, but only shards, in this tale of a vet who specializes in finding young girls kidnapped into sex slavery. When a New York senator hires him, Joe (Phoenix) finds himself trying to survive in a morass of corruption as the job spins out of control, and his nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.
(UK / 2018 / Directed by Lynne Ramsay)
R / 90 mins.