Michael Fassbender is a bit rough around the edges in this surprisingly funny neo-noir about an assassin losing his edge, by none other than David Fincher.
The Smith's obsessed, highly trained killer has the beginnings of a mid-life crisis in David Fincher's (Se7en, Gone Girl) most meta project yet.
Michael Fassbender brings a humanity and humour to the role of the assassin who, on bodging a job, begins to question why he does what he does, spiralling into perhaps his last tirade of revenge.
This film marks a moment in Fincher's career where he has stopped to question the reality of the assassins, spies, agent-types that are such familiar on screen characters, but rarely presented as real people. With humour, and of course, wicked noughties aesthetic titles, and the cleanest of clean shots, Fincher brings a humanity to the genre of thriller in a rarely-seen way.
Written by Andrew Kevin Walker (Se7en, Love Death & Robots) and starring Michael Shannon, Tilda Swinton and Arliss Howard.
USA 2023 dir David Fincher 95 min
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Barbican Cinema 1 is located within the main Barbican building on Level -2. Head to Level G and walk towards the Lakeside Terrace where you’ll find stairs and lifts to take you down to the venue floor.
Silk Street, London
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
Level access from the Pit floor foyer only to the two boxes (see Mobility below). All other seats lead off stepped aisles.
Two boxes at the rear of the auditorium each have space for one wheelchair user and a companion. Please book early and ask for these seats.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the cinema – please tell us when booking, to ensure your seat has enough space. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the foyer staff during the performance.
There is an induction loop in the auditorium. You can use this by adjusting your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting.
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