What Richard Did
"Lenny Abrahamson’s languidly dramatic new film is a slow-burn story of a terrible and senseless incident that spirals out of control. Beautifully shot, impressively performed and increasingly powerful, it may be a modest in terms of casting and story, but What Richard Did is a remarkably impressive film."
"The picture is characterised by subtly disorienting ellipses and stylistic tensions. Sometimes the cinematography is as pretty as Terrence Malick at magic hour; elsewhere, the actors are stalked by a predatory steadicam."
"Shooting often at magic hour, helmer Abrahamson and lenser David Grennan capture the easy, hedonistic pleasures of gilded youth, whose lives are pretty much one long beach party that moves from permissive parental seaside home to home."