This is a depressing well-done movie. It is relentless in its misery, that the rare good moments shine like diamonds. An unlikely father-son movie, devoid of all feminine (except inserted flashbacks). Oddly, this doesn’t annoy my inner feminist much – perhaps because I read the book.
Would I recommend the movie? Nope, not because it is a bad movie. No, it is a stellar movie, whose subject is depressing, and well-done in its depiction of the equal disturbing book that I would not recommend for general consumption.
A movie that truly earned its R-rating. No sex but plenty of implied cannibalism, violence, constant sense of threat and doom. I can appreciate all the bleak and gloomy atmosphere, as the source material is exactly that. Although, after watching, it left me exhausted.