Simplicity is when you remove all unnecessary features, you get this. A film that’s all meat, no fat.
Trademark Dennis Villeneuve - Roger Deakins tag team, using the chiaroscuro strategy. It’s super effective.
It’s not so much that evil prevails when good people do nothing. It’s that good people can only prevail by crossing lines (including borders) illegally, turning them into common thugs with state backing.
Emily Blunt’s character is like a ragdoll being jerked around by forces beyond her control. Fucking spooks.
Don’t forget to see the unofficial prequel, The Girl on the Train.