HE WENT THAT WAY
Starring: Jacob Elordi and Zachary Quinto
Director: Jeffrey Darling
Based on a true story, He Went That Way is a chic thriller set in the 1960s that has an interesting premise and strong start that gradually loses steam as it goes on. In addition, the script is so subpar that the only thing really keeping this film somewhat together are its leads, Jacob Elordi, Zachary Quinto, and the fake monkey, Spanky, trying their best to deliver decent performances. With that said, the movie never quite turns into the dark thriller that it was intended to be. In the end, the movie falls flat in delivering its captivating true narrative and becomes a dull road trip.
He Went That Way is a colossal waste of time. I know that Jacob Elordi and Zachary Quinto are talented actors, but they’re both genuinely embarrassing in this. Someone must’ve called in some favors because this script should be way below either of their pay grades. The dialogue is atrocious, the characters are annoying as hell, and the pace is painfully slow. The film is decently shot, but that’s about the only praise I can give it. I guess the silly fake monkey was worth a laugh too, but I’m not sure I’d call that a positive.