Riley’s review published on Letterboxd:
For a film where admittedly you could probably telegraph every emotional beat right from the opening scene I found myself taken aback by just how impressive the formal ingenuity and its overall big swings are in just about every scene that it manages to make these typically rote tropes hit like it’s the first time. I’ve admittedly kind of lost that same passion for cinema I used to have in recent times, I still watch film constantly but I’m rarely hit with that same awe i once had, but coming back and seeing something that does so much with its form with so little, whilst never compromising in ambition is the first time in a while I’ve felt my creative spark genuinely inspired again. I’ve enjoyed Daniel’s work before but never have they so successfully rode that fine line between beautiful and obnoxious with such ease, finding the beauty in absurdity & the internet goofiness of genre cinema. Even down to the sense of space and timing of the action it’s shocking to me that this is essentially their first attempt at major action sequences. Anyway I basically adored everything about this and Michelle Yeoh doing hand-to-hand action again is some of the giddiest I’ve felt in recent memory. Cinema lives!