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Film review — High&Low The Movie

I’m distracted by the veneer of toughness, the trappings of machismo on display here. The faces too handsome for more than a scratch or a blotted-on bruise; the clothes too expensive to get more than a scuff of dirt. The lit cigarette that never reaches the lips. The sheer absence of sexual tension (if there’s any eroticism, it’s of a profoundly chaste kind). I’d say it’s all an act, but the spirit of brotherhood seems real, and the fight choreography is impressively tight, so they’re not faking everything. ★★★

Cross-posted from Letterboxd