In Byzantium Neil Jordan shows hints of the director he once was — the one who made Mona Lisa and The Crying Game — but not much else in this scattershot thriller about the secret shared by a saintly teen (Saoirse Ronan) and the prostitute (Gemma Arterton) who’s her guardian. The best thing in the movie is Arterton’s sultry, claw-baring turn, but mostly it’s a rudderless riff on Let the Right One In. C-
ANTI-FREEZE Saoirse Ronan co-stars with Gemma Arterton in the aimless Byzantium (Christopher Raphael)
Genre: Drama; Starring: Gemma Arterton, Jonny Lee Miller, Sam Riley, Saoirse Ronan; Director: Neil Jordan; Release Date Limited: 06/28/2013; Runtime (in minutes): 118; MPAA Rating: R
Posted June 28 2013 — 12:00 AM EDT
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