Outlaw King rattles along at a bracing pace, but the assured bloodshed of the climax casts a weary shadow over the film’s middle section.
The stark atmosphere and the intimate focus on character drama keeps the action on a muted emotional keel.
The cautious optimism with which it answers questionsa about rehabilitation and forgiveness is credible because the characters and setting feel so thoroughly authentic.
The little good will David Mackenzie derives from his off-center choice of soundtrack.
David Mackenzie uses Mister Foe as an occasion to infuse his smutty purview of modern romantic relations with twee affectation.
David Mackenzie relishes dark tales of sexual obsession like a gleeful masturbator.
David Mckenzie seems less concerned with the moral dilemmas perpetuated by the film’s central mystery than he is with taking his characters’ clothes off.