Using bullet points, I’m going to give you my thoughts on this sociopath teen thriller….‘Thoroughbreds’!
- I enjoyed the eccentric haunting score
- The acting from the two leading ladies, Olivia Cooke and Anya Taylor-Joy, was great and carried the movie along with the script
- Cooke’s alleged emotionless sociopath was the best and she gave the best performance of her young promising career
- I can see how this movie was either originally a play or initially written as a play first
- The way it’s written is for the dialogue to be the action and then the actual action isn’t shown/happens off screen
- It’s slow paced which hinders itself and a fully developed understanding for why the murder scheme is developed isn’t shown
- Lily (Taylor-Joy) seriously wants her step-dad killed for meddling in her life?
- R.I.P. Anton Yelchin. He gave a good performance for his last role
- To Sum it Up: My fandom for Cooke and Taylor-Joy, their great performances and great script made this slow under-developed movie a fun watch
(Photo Credit: Todd Gilchrist – https://wizardworld.com/wizard/you-mostly-feel-sorry-for-anton-yelchin-in-thoroughbreds; COURTESY OF FOCUS FEATURES)