You Were Never Really Here 0.0 stars

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Joe (Joaquin Phoenix) is a sociopathic veteran who earns cash by tracking down kidnapped girls and butchering their abductors. Sadly, it seems as though everything director Lynne Ramsey has to submit on the horrors of parenting was already covered by her deeply unsettling We Need to Talk About Kevin. Taxi Driver was a variation on The Searchers, so it's pointless to call her out for remaking the standard. And while Gaspar Noe transformed Schrader/Scorsese's hack into a butcher for his I Stand Alone, at least his allegorical reflections brought something new to the table. Ramsey's idea of an allegorical reflection is showing Joe and his mother watching Psycho. Get it? I can tolerate Phoenix in small doses, and then only if Paul Thomas Anderson is administering the shot. This time, the mumbling master of smug self-indulgence dons another layer of Emperor's new duds to favor us with a performance as subtle as a fart in a sardined elevator and twice as odiferous. If I had Trump's money, I would stand outside the theater and pay people not to go inside. 2018.

Scott Marks

Showtimes

Angelika Film Center & Café

11620 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego, 858-207-2606 | Directions

Wednesday, April 25

1:25pm, 3:30pm, 5:35pm, 7:50pm, 10:05pm

Thursday, April 26

11:20am, 1:25pm, 3:30pm, 5:35pm, 7:50pm, 10:05pm

Friday, April 27

2:50pm, 7:30pm, 9:40pm

Saturday, April 28

2:50pm, 7:30pm, 9:40pm

Sunday, April 29

7:30pm, 9:40pm

Monday, April 30

2:50pm, 7:30pm, 9:40pm

Tuesday, May 1

2:50pm, 7:30pm, 9:40pm

Wednesday, May 2

2:50pm, 7:30pm, 9:40pm

Thursday, May 3

2:50pm, 7:30pm, 9:40pm

ArcLight La Jolla

4425 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite H60, San Diego, 858-768-7770 | Directions

Wednesday, April 25

1:15pm, 4:50pm, 7:40pm, 9:40pm

Thursday, April 26

11:15am, 1:40pm, 4:50pm

Landmark Hillcrest

3965 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, 619-298-2904 | Directions

Wednesday, April 25

2:15pm, 5:05pm, 7:45pm, 10:00pm

Thursday, April 26

2:15pm, 5:05pm, 7:45pm, 10:00pm

Friday, April 27

2:00pm, 4:45pm, 7:35pm, 9:55pm

Saturday, April 28

11:15am, 2:00pm, 4:45pm, 7:35pm, 9:55pm

Sunday, April 29

11:15am, 2:00pm, 4:45pm, 7:35pm, 9:55pm

Monday, April 30

2:00pm, 4:45pm, 7:35pm, 9:55pm

Tuesday, May 1

2:00pm, 4:45pm, 7:35pm, 9:55pm

Wednesday, May 2

2:00pm, 4:45pm, 7:35pm, 9:55pm

Thursday, May 3

2:00pm, 4:45pm, 9:55pm

Regal San Marcos

1180 W. San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, 760-471-3734 | Directions

Wednesday, April 25

2:50pm, 5:20pm, 7:50pm, 10:20pm

Thursday, April 26

12:20pm, 2:50pm, 5:20pm, 7:50pm, 10:20pm

Friday, April 27

9:35am, 12:05pm, 2:35pm, 5:20pm, 8:05pm, 10:35pm

Saturday, April 28

9:35am, 12:05pm, 2:35pm, 5:20pm, 8:05pm, 10:35pm

Sunday, April 29

9:35am, 12:05pm, 2:35pm, 5:20pm, 8:05pm, 10:35pm

Monday, April 30

12:05pm, 2:35pm, 5:20pm, 8:05pm, 10:35pm

Tuesday, May 1

12:05pm, 2:35pm, 5:20pm, 8:05pm, 10:35pm

Wednesday, May 2

12:05pm, 2:35pm, 5:20pm, 8:05pm, 10:35pm

Thursday, May 3

12:05pm, 2:35pm, 5:20pm, 8:05pm, 10:35pm

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