Excerpt: Il nuovo film di David Gordon Green è un classico racconto di formazione, con un figlio alla ricerca di un padre ed un uomo battuto dalla vita, in attesa di un’occasione di riscatto, per dare un senso alla propria esistenza.
Excerpt: And yet what’s interesting about Joe is that it’s not a total about-face; if anything, the way director David Gordon Green (himself on the up side of a comeback, following the commercial/stoner comedy dregs of Your Highness and The Sitter) uses Cage, and the way the actor modulates the performance, seems a quiet commentary on who he’s become onscreen, and how to draw upon it.
Chris Barsanti @ Film Journal International
Excerpt: A low-key but rejuvenated-looking Nicolas Cage cuts an impressive figure as the gruff hero of this muscular and wry small-town Southern noir.
Excerpt: Just as Werner Herzog did with his recent BAD LIEUTENANT revision, Green frames JOE in such a way as to harness Cage’s volatility to create a raw, beautifully drawn study of both character and locale.
Excerpt: Joe might be familiar Southern Gothic stuff, but it’s well-told, well-directed, and well-acted. It also doesn’t hurt that Cage redeems himself, reminding us that when he feels like challenging himself there’s still some nuance and subtlety left in him.