Fast Five Review: Victoria (2015)

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VICTORIA
2015 | MA15+ | World, Drama
Reviewed by Trish

A young Spanish woman who has newly moved to Berlin finds her flirtation with a local guy turn potentially deadly as their night out with his friends reveals a dangerous secret.

1. Did you like it?

Yes, I liked it a lot.

2. Why?

Excellent performance from the female lead, Laia Costa. She naturally expresses a range of emotions from lonely vulnerability to cheeky exuberance and determined aggression.

The film is more than a one-take gimmick – it is a heist movie that begins with a slow character build-up and contains moments of tension and sadness. It’s not just an adrenaline-pumping action movie/thriller as the trailer suggests.

3. “You would like this movie if…”

You thought BirdmanĀ was overrated.

4. “This movie made me think about…”

How it is possible for people to make reckless decisions in order to belong to a group and feel connected to someone.

5. Overall rating?

4-stars

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