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When I was sure there could only be about five more minutes I was so ready to slap the two and a half star rating on this. I wanted to give it props for being this perfectly competent snowy-gothic-mystery period piece that knew not to overstay its welcome...
...then it dragged on for another half hour.
And it was this half hour which really put a harsh spotlight on the film's flaws. It all comes down to the fact that…
Eli, you boy.
The story, acting, directing, and score are all absolutely phenomenal. Needless to say, Daniel Day-Lewis is so damn compelling and I could watch him act for hours. The entire last scene forced me to add half a star, and it speaks volumes that Paul Dano could hold his own acting with Day-Lewis.