I’m not too sure what to say about this. It’s very very good. The dialogue rips along, the plot is story heavy and exposition light, the acting is believable and engaging, the cinematography is beautiful. It’s just very very good. And Hailee Steinfeld really has the screen presence that people have been talking about: an amazing performance.
So, um, yeah: wish I’d seen this earlier, glad I managed to catch one of the last screenings in a cinema (which was, BTW, about 3/4 full), will definitely be buying on DVD.
(Okay, doubtless I will have something to say about this later that makes me sound like less of a fanboy, possibly something about how extraneous the epilogue was. But for now, just take my undiluted praise and bear in mind that if there was anything bad to say, I’d be saying it.)