Old Review (2021)

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Published on 22 Jul 2021, 23:18
Old review by Robert Daniels.

Old works best when it focuses on the horror of young people experiencing the ravages of age long before their time. Strong performances from the entire cast manage to cover up what is quite possibly the worst and least rhythmically believable dialogue of M. Night Shyamalan’s career, excluding his dismal live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender. And the shocks of catharsis that lifted his previous works like The Sixth Sense, Signs and Split are missing here due to ham-fisted explanations, including of things that would’ve been better left as mysteries. Nevertheless, Old is just as profound as any thriller Shyamalan has done. It’s a film that probably won’t merit repeated viewings, but that first one is a thought-provoking meditation on what it means to be alive that brings up dark, buried feelings like the water that kisses the sand.

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