Senior film critic for The New York Times
It’s kind of difficult to rate this properly given how severe the studio intervention is said to have been. I can’t imagine this was the film Eggers had in mind. You could have told me the single sentence of real messaging this movie has before I watched it and it would have ruined the entire experience for me. Alexander Skarsgard, Nicole Kidman and the whole technical crew try their best but this didn’t end up doing much.