*This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!*
“You should stop now…”
The Passenger (2023) released on Demand on August 4th 2023. The horror-thriller film stars Kyle Gallner, Johnny Berchtold, and Liza Weil. It runs for approximately an hour and thirty-five minutes.
Randy is used to living each day unnoticed at his job, but when one of his co-workers goes on a violent rampage, he must confront his past and figure out a way to stay alive.
Here is the trailer:
The Passenger is captivating and brutal, taking a dark and realistic look into actions that can alter our lives permanently. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…
All hail our Scream King…
Kyle Gallner doesn’t get enough credit. He is one of the most versatile actors around and has appeared in plenty of horror flicks over the years. This may be my favorite role by him yet. He was charismatic, unfiltered, and deranged in such a compelling way. He really showed off so much range in this film.
I wouldn’t say that he was a character to root for given the circumstances, but he lit up the screen and made this film what it was.
One of the most powerful performances I witnessed all year. Wow…
A horror deep rooted in reality…
These are the horror films that stick with me the most. The ones that could happen on any given day. They’re terrifying because they are so random and visceral, reminding you that you can’t ever know what’s going on inside of someone else.
I really loved the way this film analyzed how actions (intentional or not) can impact others in so many different ways. They can motivate us to be stronger or they can damage our moral compass permanently. And then there’s the most common way that past actions and trauma can impact us…through non-action…merely allowing things to just happen.
This film explored so many interesting psychological elements, taking us on an unconventional road trip of self-discovery under dire circumstances.
Not your average fast-paced thriller…
This film never felt slow or sluggish to me. But it wasn’t what I expected. If you’re looking for a thriller jam-packed with action, this isn’t that film. That being said, it branched off into something even more spectacular, which held my attention the entire time. Just be aware that this is a different kind of movie.
Also, it should be noted that some scenes depicting gun violence may be triggering for some.
So am I in or out?
Kyle Gallner gives the performance of his career in this dark and consuming watch that will stick with you long after it’s over.
This film was not what I was expecting, but I was completely drawn in by it.
I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on The Passenger in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!
Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl
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