Wreckers review

A rich unsettling character piece

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Young couple Dawn and David (Claire Foy and Benedict Cumberbatch) come to regret leaving London for the countryside in D.R. Hood’s assured debut. Following the arrival of David’s unstable younger brother (Shaun Evans), long-buried secrets emerge, the brothers’ violent past threatening to engulf the couple’s future.

Foy offers an emotionally potent filter through which everything is witnessed – we discover opaque snippets of info only as she does, while Cumberbatch walks a razor’s edge between vulnerability and something darker. A rich, unsettling character piece.


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