2.5

Partisan

Drama Thriller


 

A young boy, raised to be an assassin, starts to question the morality of his work.

Conceptually this film is solid, exciting even, and yet it fails to reach its full potential. The stripped back approach is tantalising, and it feels like it could explode into something quite sinister at any moment. But when it doesn't, it's disappointing. Artistically, it holds its own, with respectable attention paid to all elements, particularly the soundtrack, which creates a beautiful layer to the decrepit life of the characters. In some ways, this film works, in others, it doesn't join the party-san.

Stefan Bugryn

Limited Release 28th May 2015
Madman Entertainment 94 mins