The Childhood of a Leader
Drama • NR • 2016 • 1 hr 56 min
Great soundtrack, amazing visuals and story that most likely be perceived as boring for mainstream audience.
A tense character study about how nature and nurture working hand in hand can unwittingly groom a tyrant for his throne.
A hidden gem with one of Pattinson’s best earlier performances.
I honestly think this film is crazy underrated and should be seen by so many more. Everything is executed impeccably and inventive.
Interesting ideas but forgettable overall
Fantastic score. Great cinematography until the final shot. But stilted performances and an underwhelming climax leave a lot to be desired.
Genre struggles. Drama or thriller/horror? Good debut by Sweet. Great soundtrack. Foreboding and unsettling.
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