Stillwater was an absolutely fascinating journey. Stillwater starring Matt Damon. Follows a father who moves from Oklahoma to Marseille, to help get his daughter out of prison for a murder she claims she didn’t commit.
The Good- This is a unique and fascinating journey. Some of the choices in this film were unpredictable and some of the twists here work very well. Matt Damon gives an amazing performance in this film and one of the best performances I have seen him give in a film. If you are interested in this film you should definitely go and watch this. The second act of this film was amazing and the focus of the movie changes here a lot. Some people might not like what they do in the third act. Personally I didn’t mind it too much, it didn’t ruin the film for me but I do think I’d have preferred them to go down a different route.
The Bad- I do think this was 10 or 15 minutes they could of taken out of the film, especially in the first act. The first act was very weak. The film does take it’s time to find it’s focus and rhythm.
Overall Thoughts- Stillwater was a beautifully shot movie that takes you on a very fascinating journey and gives you some very strong performances from all of our leads. The themes and messages are the strongest parts of this movie. It isn’t a perfect movie however the good outweigh the bad enough for me to recommend this movie to people. Overall I’m going to give ‘Stillwater’ a 8/10.
Review by ryanwesthamfan