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John and the Hole 2021 123movies

John and the Hole 2021 123movies

Aug. 06, 202198 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – While exploring the neighboring woods, 13 year old John discovers an unfinished bunker a deep hole in the ground. Seemingly without provocation, he drugs his affluent parents and older sister and drags their unconscious bodies into the bunker, where he holds them captive.
Plot: While exploring the neighboring woods, 13-year-old John discovers an unfinished bunker — a deep hole in the ground. Seemingly without provocation, he drugs his affluent parents and older sister and drags their unconscious bodies into the bunker, where he holds them captive. As they anxiously wait for John to free them from the hole, the boy returns home, where he can finally do what he wants.
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This edition of Sundance has already delivered a few ambiguous, atmospheric films (Human Factors, In The Earth), but none has surprised or impacted me in a positive way so far. John and the Hole comes close to get a good reaction from me, but it also holds another massive bunker filled with way too many open questions. It’s always challenging to review a movie with an underlying, vague story that I don’t fully understand. In all honesty, there’s an entire storyline I’m either just scratching the surface of something greater, or it’s indeed an underwhelming, insignificant part of the screenplay. Since I can’t put my finger on what it’s truly about, I’m going to ignore it for now and come back later in a second viewing.

Nevertheless, almost the whole film deals with something (apparently) separated from the subplot above. This is where the movie fails to deliver a more captivating narrative. Nicolás Giacobone’s screenplay is packed with intriguing premises and setups, but its respective developments and outcomes are far from extraordinary or surprising. Throughout the entire runtime, I’m waiting for a major energy burst or an impactful event, but these rarely arrive. The viewer follows Charlie Shotwell’s character as the young kid finds himself responsible for everything in his life, but despite the admittedly suspenseful atmosphere keeping me at the edge of my seat (couch), I still hoped for something more substantial to occur.

Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Ehle, and Taissa Farmiga are formidable, transforming a small bunker into the most interesting place in the film due to their fascinating interactions. Seeing their characters trying to stay sane proved to be surprisingly entertaining. However, Shotwell steals the spotlight as expected from such a protagonist-centered narrative. Outstanding performance. Technically, Paul Özgür’s cinematography offers some memorable shots that elevate a few particular sequences, but it’s Caterina Barbieri’s unique score that really generates the tense environment, which kept me curious until the very end.

Pascual Sisto’s direction also deserves praise, but until I see his movie a second or even third time, I don’t believe it’s fair for me to criticize a film I don’t wholly understand for leaving so many questions unanswered. Still, I believe there’s a forced attempt at being entirely ambiguous instead of balancing this aspect with more straightforward elements.

John and the Hole is yet another ambiguous entry in this year’s edition of Sundance, but this time, it actually comes close to satisfy me. Ignoring a particular storyline that I don’t fully understand yet (second viewing required), Pascual Sisto’s direction and Nicolás Giacobone’s screenplay leave too many pending questions to my taste, but I can’t deny some of them generate quite an interesting debate within myself. Either I’m just scratching the surface of something greater, or the underwhelming, uneventful, basic developments of intriguing situations are nothing more than exactly that. The phenomenal performances from everyone involved (and I genuinely mean everyone), the exquisite camera work, and the addictive score all add to the incredibly suspenseful atmosphere that kept me invested until the very last second. Still, that ending… I don’t know.

Rating: B-

Review By: msbreviews Rating: 6 Date: 2021-01-30
“John and the Hole” has a maddening ambiguity that seems a whole lot like lazy storytelling rather than a well thought out narrative. Director Pascual Sisto‘s unsettling story of a 13-year-old who drugs his family and dumps them in an unfinished bunker in the woods is a nightmare tale of young teenage angst, and the film’s imperfections are partially what make it so interesting.

John (Charlie Shotwell, in a chilling performance) is a very strange kid. To the casual observer, it looks like the boy has a nice life. Loving parents (Jennifer Ehle, Michael C. Hall), a kindhearted older sister (Taissa Farmiga), and a beautiful home with everything he could possibly want or ever need. John looks and acts depressed, but his concerned family is always wondering and asking him why.

Out of the blue one night, John feeds everyone sleeping pills and drags them to a giant hole, leaving them captive for days. He visits a couple of times to bring them food and water, but after enjoying the freedom of living at home alone and being the sole one in charge, he begins to neglect his starving prisoners in favor of playing house.

It’s a messed up idea for a movie, but the premise is well-suited for this restrained psychological thriller. John is definitely a disturbed sociopath, and one who is consumed with the desire for more adult responsibilities. He has an ominous obsession with money and control, but it’s unclear what the boy’s ultimate motivation is for kidnapping his family. There are concerning elements that don’t feel quite right, like his dad’s extremely well-funded bank account and John’s delight when play-drowning a friend in the backyard pool, but he mostly seems like a normal but confused teenager who has perfected the cold, blank stare.

Screenwriter Nicolás Giacobone includes an unnecessary failure of a subplot about a mother telling her little girl a version of John’s story, and it’s an ineffective distraction that steals from the strength of the themes. Despite that major stumble, “John and the Hole” has some big ideas that are both fascinating and awful, but I still found the film to be a bit more frustrating than thought-provoking.

Review By: Louisa Moore – Screen Zealots Rating: 6 Date: 2021-03-09
Sundance 2021: John and the Hole is yet another ambiguous entry, but this time, it comes really close to please me.
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This edition of Sundance has already delivered a few ambiguous, atmospheric films (Human Factors, In The Earth), but none has surprised or impacted me in a positive way so far. John and the Hole comes close to get a good reaction from me, but it also holds another massive bunker filled with way too many open questions. It’s always challenging to review a movie with an underlying, vague story that I don’t fully understand. In all honesty, there’s an entire storyline I’m either just scratching the surface of something greater, or it’s indeed an underwhelming, insignificant part of the screenplay. Since I can’t put my finger on what it’s truly about, I’m going to ignore it for now and come back later in a second viewing.

Nevertheless, almost the whole film deals with something (apparently) separated from the subplot above. This is where the movie fails to deliver a more captivating narrative. Nicolás Giacobone’s screenplay is packed with intriguing premises and setups, but its respective developments and outcomes are far from extraordinary or surprising. Throughout the entire runtime, I’m waiting for a major energy burst or an impactful event, but these rarely arrive. The viewer follows Charlie Shotwell’s character as the young kid finds himself responsible for everything in his life, but despite the admittedly suspenseful atmosphere keeping me at the edge of my seat (couch), I still hoped for something more substantial to occur.

Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Ehle, and Taissa Farmiga are formidable, transforming a small bunker into the most interesting place in the film due to their fascinating interactions. Seeing their characters trying to stay sane proved to be surprisingly entertaining. However, Shotwell steals the spotlight as expected from such a protagonist-centered narrative. Outstanding performance. Technically, Paul Özgür’s cinematography offers some memorable shots that elevate a few particular sequences, but it’s Caterina Barbieri’s unique score that really generates the tense environment, which kept me curious until the very end.

Pascual Sisto’s direction also deserves praise, but until I see his movie a second or even third time, I don’t believe it’s fair for me to criticize a film I don’t wholly understand for leaving so many questions unanswered. Still, I believe there’s a forced attempt at being entirely ambiguous instead of balancing this aspect with more straightforward elements.

John and the Hole is yet another ambiguous entry in this year’s edition of Sundance, but this time, it actually comes close to satisfy me. Ignoring a particular storyline that I don’t fully understand yet (second viewing required), Pascual Sisto’s direction and Nicolás Giacobone’s screenplay leave too many pending questions to my taste, but I can’t deny some of them generate quite an interesting debate within myself. Either I’m just scratching the surface of something greater, or the underwhelming, uneventful, basic developments of intriguing situations are nothing more than exactly that. The phenomenal performances from everyone involved (and I genuinely mean everyone), the exquisite camera work, and the addictive score all add to the incredibly suspenseful atmosphere that kept me invested until the very last second. Still, that ending… I don’t know.

Rating: B-

Review By: msbreviews Rating: 6 Date: 2021-01-30
My shot at an unpretentious explanation
These glowing reviews are written by a buncha people who sniff their own farts and love it. They’re more concerned with trying to look cultured than being honest. Well I think I have a pretty good read on this movie myself…and it’s still not that great. There’s not much dialogue or story here, it really is some kid that traps his family in a hole, but there is a meaning to it. At least I think there is.

So you have this kid John. He’s quiet and shows basically no emotion or interest in really connecting with anyone, including his own family. He’s prone to either just saying “Okay” or “Why” in response to instruction. So it’s easy to think that the kid is either just a jerk, on the spectrum, or soulless. But I think what he’s symbolizing what it’s like to be a child on the verge of young adulthood while understanding next to nothing about the world. Growing up we’re given instructions and told to do things simply because it’s “normal” or “what people do”. You ask why and are told to stop asking questions and just do it. Many people are fine with this, they grow up to be adults who are great at being told what to do without the need to think for themselves. As a kid who irritated everyone by asking “Why?” constantly I actually understand John.

So my belief is that as a way to communicate this to his parents, because he clearly can’t use words properly, he puts them in the position he sees himself in. He puts them in a hole where they’re constantly asking him to talk to them, to tell them “why?”, why are they in the hole, why doesn’t he just answer? That is John’s perspective of the world, trapped in a hole that no one will explain to him.

Now here’s why it’s not that good of a movie. For one, no it’s not a dark comedy whatsoever, that’s nonsense. It’s also not a thriller. It IS psychological, but so slow and with no exposition at all it leaves too many questions. There is a plot point that touches on John trying to drown himself a few times to see what’s there at the verge of death. It’s just him floating face down in a pool, nothing else happens, but when he does let his family out of the hole they come across him face down in a pond and panic in a rush to save him. I think this made a connection as to the “why” in John’s mind…that even after what he did they still loved him and wanted him to live. So I suppose that’s a reason to continue on into adulthood. But who can be sure, it’s not explained. There is also a completely random plot point of a mother talking to her young daughter about things like needing to abandon her and then the movie ends with scenes of the young daughter wandering around the woods alone. No clue who they were or what that was about, I definitely didn’t understand that.

So I think I might have understood parts of this movie, but it was really boring and I wouldn’t watch it again. Not the absolute worst but it definitely isn’t anything above maybe a 5-6 depending on the individual. These people acting like it’s art house magic are hacks.

Review By: terrencepatrix Rating: 4 Date: 2021-08-07

Other Information:

Original Title John and the Hole
Release Date 2021-08-06
Release Year 2021

Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 43 min (103 min)
Budget 0
Revenue 25386
Status Released
Rated R
Genre Drama, Thriller
Director Pascual Sisto
Writer Nicolás Giacobone
Actors Charlie Shotwell, Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Ehle
Country United States
Awards 3 wins & 3 nominations
Production Company N/A
Website N/A


Technical Information:

Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 1.33 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa LF, Zeiss Supreme Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory N/A
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Codex
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (4.5K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema

John and the Hole 2021 123movies
John and the Hole 2021 123movies
John and the Hole 2021 123movies
John and the Hole 2021 123movies
John and the Hole 2021 123movies
John and the Hole 2021 123movies
John and the Hole 2021 123movies
John and the Hole 2021 123movies
Original title John and the Hole
TMDb Rating 6.1 18 votes

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