The underlying idea is intriguing and observing the main character's behavior has the same appeal as watching a train wreck, but the conclusion is unsatisfying.
U.S. Release Date: 2021-10-29
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Ghoulish Images)
Director: Edgar Wright
Cast: Thomasin McKenzie, Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith, Diana Rigg, Terence Stamp, Michael Ajao, Synnove Karlsen, Rita Tushingham, Margaret Nolan
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