Byzantium In Byzantium Neil Jordan shows hints of the director he once was — the one who made Mona Lisa and The Crying Game — but… Byzantium In Byzantium Neil Jordan shows hints of the director he once was — the one who made Mona Lisa and The Crying Game — but… 2013-06-28 R PT118M Drama Gemma Arterton Jonny Lee Miller Sam Riley Saoirse Ronan IFC Films
Movie Review

Byzantium (2013)

MPAA Rating: R
ANTI-FREEZE Saoirse Ronan co-stars with Gemma Arterton in the aimless Byzantium
Image credit: Christopher Raphael
ANTI-FREEZE Saoirse Ronan co-stars with Gemma Arterton in the aimless Byzantium
EW's GRADE
C-

Details Limited Release: Jun 28, 2013; Rated: R; Length: 118 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Gemma Arterton, Jonny Lee Miller, Sam Riley and Saoirse Ronan; Distributor: IFC Films

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-

Originally posted Jun 26, 2013 Published in issue #1266-1267 Jul 05, 2013 Order article reprints
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