Thursday, February 16, 2017

Louder Than Bombs

When an impending New York Times piece threatens to expose the truth about a renowned photographer's (Isabelle Huppert) death, her widower (Gabriel Byrne) wrestles with how to relate it to their introverted, sullen son while not realizing how his outwardly composed older child (Jesse Eisenberg) may be hurting. Joachim Trier's Louder Than Bombs is dull and talky with a muddled screenplay more pretentious than profound, the latter which it so strainingly strives for.
** out of ****