God’s Creatures an atmospheric film with strong performances.

A mother tells a lie for her beloved son that rips apart their family and close-knit Irish town — ultimately testing her own sense of right and wrong.

God’s Creatures is definitely an interesting one that I’m not even 100% sure how I feel about it exactly. On one hand there’s some really solid performances from Emily Watson and Paul Mescal who both give raw performances that completely keep the movie going, the cinematography is spectacular combined with the dark and dreary atmosphere that all compliment the film quite well. On the other hand you have a very slow first act that takes way too long to get going and only picks up during the second act when events start to unfold and you have writing that while it’s not anything bad (far from it) there wasn’t exactly so much power to it outside of a handful of scenes. The movie does grab the viewer’s attention with the second act as the performances and atmosphere really start to kick in, there’s a lot of detail with the filming and makes the viewer look around for clues as to what exactly is happening. God’s Creatures might not be one of the best films of the year but it is one that I can see some people really loving!

God’s Creatures is available on all VOD platforms.

7/10 B

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