It's like the writers thought it would be clever just to put together a bunch of random scenes of violence with only the vaguest idea of a plot. Amish? Boating Accident? Mute. Bartender? Underground surgery? I have one more question, your honor. Why? why was it in the future? This was just completely stupid from start to finish. The thing is, there was a lot of tension along the way which was squandered...because none of it made any sense! And it's two hours of not making sense.
Mute (2018) 720p YIFY Movie
A mute bartender goes up against his city's gangsters in an effort to find out what happened to his missing partner.
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The Synopsis for Mute (2018) 720p
Berlin. Forty years from today. A roiling city of immigrants, where East crashes against West in a science-fiction Casablanca. Leo Beiler (Skarsgard), a mute bartender has one reason and one reason only for living here, and she's disappeared. But when Leo's search takes him deeper into the city's underbelly, an odd pair of American surgeons (led by Rudd) seem to be the only recurring clue, and Leo can't tell if they can help, or who he should fear most.
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The Reviews for Mute (2018) 720p
Could Have Been Good Except it Makes Zero SenseReviewed byLeftbankerVote: 4/10
As the header says, this is ultimately style over substance, very stylish in the Bladerunner style, but absolutely no substance, and it took over 2 hours to tell me this. Very letdown, waiting for something to happen and by the time it did i was looking at the time and how much was left, not good.Gave it a 3 just for the effects, it looked very good, shame really, i couldnt't justify anyone watching this unless you had 2hrs + to waste, which i did, what a fool i am.
I didn't hate this movie. In fact there are scenes that are downright great, a few excellent performances, solid music and cool (if inconsistent) cinematography. Unfortunately, the plot is a complete mess.
The story is, forty years in the future a mute, technologically-averse bartender searches the crime-ridden underworld of Berlin to find his missing girlfriend. Meanwhile, two criminals who perform illegal surgeries for the mob (played by Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux) wander around doing odd jobs and having meandering conversations. The film cuts back and forth from these plotlines over the course of two overlong hours and doesn't find a way to make them intersect in an interesting way until far too late.
The bartender storyline is relatively straightforward, but the lead character is bland and uninteresting. You only get a few scenes between him and his girlfriend before she goes missing which aren't enough to make you care for the next 120 minutes and the rest of his screentime is spent going from location to location gathering increasingly convoluted clues. Alexander Skarsgaard, who plays the lead, isn't a bad actor but I feel like if he was replaced with someone more naturally expressive he would have been more relatable and less of a cipher. As it stands he's a generic quiet tough-guy with big puppy dog eyes who goes nuts if you disrespect someone he cares about. I've seen this character done so many times before.
The second storyline has the opposite problem: Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux are fantastic playing two distinct and interesting characters, their chemistry is wonderful and their relationship nuonced, but for most of their screentime they serve no function in the story and only one of them has a real objective (Paul Rudd). He wants to get out of the city, which he is planning to do, but the movie focuses more on him talking about this than actually doing it. This subplot, while occasionally delivering a great scene or two, has no momentum and again, doesn't go anywhere until the last 20 minutes.
Most of the film was just confusing. Towards the end character motivations and actions come out of nowhere and are inconsistent from scene to scene. There are a handful of twists in the last hour that are interesting but don't go anywhere or thematically add to anything. Skarsgaard can't speak so unless there's a close-up of his face scrunched in concentration or quivering in shock or sadness, I never know what he's thinking. We need a character who can help us navigate this futuristic world and we don't have it, and really, there's no need for this story to take place in the future at all. The story regularly changes what it's supposed to be about, from the meaning of love to the impact of technology, to crime, to changing gender dynamics, to family, and never really says anything interesting about any of it.
It's a shame because there are moments that are genuinely beautiful and atmospheric, and I noticed myself wanting to see more of the world and the characters than what we got. If the plot came together better and the themes were more fleshed out, this could have been something really special. I like Duncan Jones as a director (Moon was awesome), but unfortunately I feel as though this could've used a few more script polishes.