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Irrational Man

Drama Mystery Comedy


 

A philosophy professor is enduring a deep and hopeless melancholy which lifts after he engineers a murder.

The existential themes from the writer/director are familiar, as is the struggle between right and wrong, which the film's protagonist faces. The material might look a little tired, but the lead actors invigorate the story and bring it to life with strong performances, despite seeing them all losing their moral bearings. "An Irrational Man" holds attention as it plays out thanks in part to the dialogue, which is engaging banter with an intellectual edge. Irrational but sound.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 20th August 2015
Entertainment One 95 mins