Director: John Woo
Cast: Joel Kinnaman, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Kid Cudi
Premiere: December 1, 2023
John Woo He returns to American cinema, where he presented some of his best films – ‘Face to Face’, for example. methodical action tape inside that usual visual choreographies It combines two more noteworthy aspects. One of these is in an even more physical sense. hand-to-hand combat and gun attacksinherited John Wick saga style; Two of the producers of the killer movie he starred in Keanu Reeves They produce Woo’s. The other, and more important, concerns the usual pitfalls of the director’s characters; This situation is further compounded this time by a script idea that Woo transforms into the essence of his film: HE Main hero was shot in the throat And although he recovered, lost the power of speech.
If most of his films have too many words, there is no room to pronounce them here. ‘Silent Night’, a typical revenge story, definitely a story about gestures beyond abilities or limitations, lead actor (Joel Kinnaman), everything is expressed through face, body movement and silence. In this way, an action movie that seems limited or without much ambition manages to transcend its simple starting point and become a movie. refined style exercise With which Woo, now 77, continues to dominate the genre that you implemented it in the best way possible.
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