Sharing our ELEVENTH BATCH of HIGH LIFE critics/public REVIEWS.
EMILIO DIAZ: It's surprising to see Pattinson take on what is a very internal character who is essentially a straight man on board because so much of his career has been based on his intensity. His famous wide eyes which are often used to communicate as the wildness being kept at bay, Denis brilliantly uses as a conduit to communicate the anger towards his fellow crew mates and the pressures of trying to be the sane goose in a ship full of insane ducks. The movie would absolutely not work without this performance.
AMELIE MEYER-ROBINSON (public): I was blown away! Randomly also liked the extended scenes of Robert Pattinson interacting with a baby, which I don’t think a male director would have dwelled on.
JESSE TAYLOR: This film is mesmerizing - achingly beautiful, but made me feel as lonely and isolated as Pattinson's Monte. A lot of people have been extremely scandalized by the content and I honestly don't understand how - these are human desires, emotions, behaviours on display. It's a stunner.
CLIFF: Pattinson remains one of the most interesting marquee actors working today, and reveals a potent degree of humanity and creeping barbarism in his eventual-last-survivor role. His opening scene, alone with his infant daughter on the ship, takes place almost entirely in baby talk. As she grows, his dilemma of wishing to die but lives for her sake pushes the story to new depths of despair and love.
FILM EXPOSURE: Speaking little, Robert Pattinson seems perfectly able to communicate the nuances of the script through the precision of his gestures and his looks.
SCREEN ANARCHY: Pattinson is well-suited to Monte, who is quiet, stoic, celibate (both by choice and eventually by circumstance), and apparently the only one capable to adapting to this strange life of crossing the void. His love and care for his daughter is shown in his tenderness towards her.
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