Joaquin Phoenix is on sensational form as an ex-soldier turned mercenary in You Were Never Really Here, the new film from the director of We Need to Talk About Kevin. A hulking mass of anger and barely contained violence, traumatized veteran Joe makes a living tracking down missing girls and dealing out blunt-force vengeance to their captors.
When his latest assignment spirals into a deeper conspiracy, Joe struggles to keep his demons at bay and remain in control. Winner of two awards at the Cannes Film festival, Lynne Ramsay’s film is a sublime study of the effect and legacy of violence.
Dir: Lynne Ramsay
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Judith Roberts
UK/France/USA 2017, 90mins