French filmmaker Jacques Audiard's first English language film is fun, if one that doesn't use up its talents to the max.
Within an idea so bizarre, Spike Jonze allows you to live within that world like you can feel it.
A traumatized work, with glimpses of beauty. (✯✯✯✯½)
Irrational, like Woody Allen himself. (✯½)
Entangling just as the best mystery films would be, yet never not entertaining. (✯✯✯✯✯)
Works better inside of its own identity rather than inside a shadow. (✯✯½)
A cleverly funny, yet frightening and sympathetic outlook at damaged people. (✯✯✯✯½)