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Ansel Elgort's wonderful performance does appropriate honor to the ambiguity the movie is trucking in.
The movie, itself somewhat torn in sensibility, permits itself an easy out.
This intriguing and skillfully wrought indie science-fiction tale has the feel of a low-key "Black Mirror" episode.
The clinically distancing production never forms a meaningful bond with its audience.
Unfortunately, the film's structure works against our emotional involvement. The problem is that we see the story almost entirely from Jonathan's perspective.
Taken on its own confidently crafted terms, "Jonathan" is an intelligent, absorbing tale that provides an impressive showcase for "Baby Driver" star Ansel Elgort.
Part sci-fi, part body horror, part psychological thriller, Bill Oliver's "Jonathan" is a compelling twist on the old Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde formula.
Psychological drama has mild language, sensuality.
A cool high concept set up ends up going almost nowhere. Every single time it threatens to get interesting, things grind to a screeching halt.
It's not flavorful enough to support the full run time, but the material periodically succeeds in strangeness.
Jonathan, which serves a double dose of Ansel Elgort, is sure to satisfy fans of the sci-fi genre in a gently challenging way (even if symbiotic multi-consciousness isn't your thing).
Downbeat to the level of "inert."
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