David Fincher’s first film since 2020’s ‘Mank’ stars Michael Fassbender as an ice-in-his-veins hitman who goes on a cross-country killing spree after getting targeted himself. Though it certainly occupies the same dark and gloomy space as Fincher’s best (‘Gone Girl’, ‘Se7en’, ‘The Social Network’), the movie suffers a bit from a meandering, borderline-pretentious script and a rather bland performance from Fassbender. Sure, it’s great to look at—Fincher and cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt have crafted a gritty, brutal work of art—but who knew the life of a contract killer could be kinda boring?

3.5/5 stars