Reviews Of What Is In Theaters Now
LAND - Review
Release Date: February 12, 2021
Director: Robin Wright
Stars: Robin Wright, Demian Bichir
Plot: A woman isolates herself in the wild after certain events change her life
Clint Says: Wait for the digital release
Have you ever had that urge to just get away from it all? Go out to the middle of nowhere and start fresh? Well, this is a movie all about that. Too bad she picks one of the world's harshest climates to start over in.
Firsts off, congratulations to Robin Wright on her feature film directorial debut. That is a huge accomplishment and should never be overlooked. I just wish the movie had turned out a little bit better than what it is.
The story is told in a very choppy way. There are things we don't learn until the end that didn't need to be a mystery. In fact, it would have made us care for the main character so much more had we known what she was going through from the beginning. The reveal is nice, but by the point that it finally happened it didn't pull any weight. It would have made for a much better movie if it was told in a linear fashion.
As for the acting, both Robin Wright and Demian Bichir are marvelous. Their characters feel very real. It would have been nice if they had more to work with, but the story style didn't allow for their characters to grow with each other.
I wish I could recommend seeing this in theaters, but it isn't worth the time and money. Wait for the digital release. You'll be happy you did, and then you'll be okay with having seen it at home.