A cleverly constructed crime romp. The screenplay is what really stands out here, being complex but never convoluted, as it interweaves multiple characters into a familiar but distinct tale. Oscillating between gnarly violence, farcical humor, and dramatic resolve, Beasts Clawing at Straws' script is wonderfully assured and quite efficient. The directorial vision aims for aesthetic vibrancy, deploying a neon-soaked color palette that is clean, and colorful. It's far from distinctive visually but the aesthetic ultimately serves the tonal and thematic elements of the film well. Money corrupts; Every character in this film is effectively out for themselves and attempting to escape their world through the promise of what money can grant them. Far from an overt social critique, Beast's primary intent rests in delivering an engaging narrative but given the film's farcical elements and jovial attentiveness for abject violence, there is little doubt about its thematic subtextual intent related to the pervasive effect the economic-political apparatus has on the social.
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