Film Review: Gabriel

Writer-director Lou Howe walks a thin line with his debut feature, the dramatic thrillerGabriel: building an entire story around a protagonist whom audiences must sympathize with…but shouldn’t be asked to sympathize with too much, because he engages in some awful behavior. It’s a challenge that has caused other movies to stumble, a recent example being Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service, a generally enjoyable romp tainted by an attitude towards the violent acts committed by its heroes so gleeful as to border on the sociopathic.

Read the rest at Film Journal International.


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