Thomas Richardson (Dan Stevens) disguises himself to get to a remote island currently inhabited by a religious cult. Their leader, Malcolm (Michael Sheen) has taken Thomas' sister Jennifer (Elen Rhys) and he's determined to rescue her.
I knew nothing about this film before watching it. I just happened to be on my lap top on a Sunday afternoon when Sati recommended it to me, so I just opened up Netflix and hit play. Going full Jon Snow on this film was a good choice.
Dan Stevens is an underrated actor. He's doing some of the most amazing work on TV right on on FX's Legion, but it's such a niche show that he gets zero recognition for it anywhere else. He's great here too, he easily wins the most determined brother award because he goes through a lot for his beloved sister. You can feel the pain in his eyes long before he physically gets a reason to feel it. Michael Sheen's cult leader is quite different than I'm used to seeing in film, mostly because he doesn't feel like he buys his own story. Lucy Boynton (Sing Street) plays his daughter, who also forms a friendship with Thomas and she's equally as wonderful
This film is gory as hell and goes in a direction that I did not expect at all. While the script is a little weak in places, the actors and the atmosphere make up for it.
Memorable Quote: "Pray for me" - Thomas (Dan Stevens)