• You Were Never Really Here (2018)

You Were Never Really Here

Release Date: April 6th, 2018

DVD Release Date: July 17th, 2018

R |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

A contract killer uncovers a conspiracy while trying to save a kidnapped teen from a life of prostitution.

Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Alessandro Nivola, Alex Manette, John Doman, Judith Roberts, Dante Pereira-Olson, Leigh Dunham

Director: Lynne Ramsay

Genres: Thriller , Drama

Production Co: Why Not Productions, Film4

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    E. Oliver WhitneyScreenCrush

    You Were Never Really Here isn’t an entirely satisfying experience, and may benefit from multiple viewings, but it’s still a masterful exploration of the nasty ways repressed trauma can resurface, and how violence can become a means of excising the bruises of the past. show more

  • 100
    Allan HunterScreen International

    Ramsay elevates the material way beyond the conventional by sheer filmmaking craft. show more

  • 100
    Dana StevensSlate

    Ramsay’s fourth feature operates on the viewer in much the same way. With a minimum of resources, she creates a primal atmosphere of dread, then assaults the viewer’s consciousness in a single, sharp blow. show more

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Nominated Outstanding British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2019)