A 666-Character Review of ‘Piercing’
Reed has a wife and newborn baby. Reed wants to kill his baby. Reed knows he shouldn’t, and plans a weekend trip to find and kill a prostitute to satisfy his urges. Things do not go as planned. Split screens, close ups, a soundtrack using 70’s Italian horror songs, dark humor, uncomfortable moments, well done violence & gore, and an overall sense of “What is coming next?”; all culminating into a pretty big “WTF” final act. Wild & stylish film. Super enjoyable ride really anchored from two powerhouse actors giving wonderful performances. A super tight runtime of 81 minutes with no filler, Nicolas Pesce most definitely does not suffer from the Sophomore Slump.