Mo­jave

Out march 25 / Cert. 15 / 91 mins.

Empire (UK) - - IN CINEMAS - Dh

Di­rec­tor Wil­liam Mon­a­han cast Os­car Isaac, Gar­rett Hed­lund, Mark Wahlberg

Mo­jave has a de­cent cast, but they’re lum­bered with a largely non­sen­si­cal plot in which a film­maker suf­fer­ing a cri­sis of con­fi­dence (Hed­lund) meets a dan­ger­ous drifter (Isaac) while on a desert walk­a­bout. Is he the devil? Or per­haps a tyler Dur­den-es­que al­ter ego? With all the ex­is­ten­tial noodling and pre­ten­tious di­a­logue as­sault­ing you, you’ll strug­gle to care. Wil­liam Mon­a­han won an Os­car for writ­ing The De­parted, but af­ter this and 2010’s mis­judged gang­land ca­per Lon­don Boule­vard, per­haps he should re­fo­cus on his screen­plays and leave the di­rect­ing du­ties to some­body else.

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