Speak No Evil

Speak No Evil ★★★½

This left me a little cold and with some conflicting thoughts.
I understand that films like this need to take a big swing to make themselves stand out, but it seemed a bit overly nihilistic and brutal in the final stretch.
Part of me wishes that they actually built it up towards a horrific conclusion and then pulled back in the final third. In that scenario, the horror (and comedy?) would be found in the build up of misunderstandings - maybe something along the lines of the film Force Majeure. The release of tension could have been interesting in that scenario.
But then again, would it have had the same impact? would I have watched it? I'm not so sure. Perhaps there was a middle ground to be found. Ultimately felt like a missed opportunity for me.

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