In Red Road, lonely CCTV operator Jackie (Kate Dickie) spies mysterious Clyde (Tony Curran) on one of her cameras; decidedly un-subtle music clues us in that this is important.
She begins to watch him, follow him, and eventually interact with him.
Who is he? You´ll find out if you can make it through this interminable effort from director Andrea Arnold.
After 15 minutes, fascinating; after 45, things get tedious. But after 100 minutes of not knowing what the hell is going on I simply felt angry at the filmmakers for jerking me around.
Things are wrapped up rather nicely, as motivations are revealed in retrospect, but I wish the whole thing didn´t hinge on a revelation when it´s all we´re waiting for; had the audience been informed from the start, it would have made for a much more compelling movie.
Also features one of the more disturbing sex scenes in recent memory.