Saltburn

Struggling to find his place at Oxford University, student Oliver Quick finds himself drawn into the world of the charming and aristocratic Felix Catton, who invites him to Saltburn, his eccentric family's sprawling estate, for a summer never to be forgotten.

  • Released:
  • Runtime: 131 minutes
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thrillers
  • Stars: Tasha Lim, Glyn Grimstead, Rosamund Pike, Barry Keoghan, Jacob Elordi, Richard E. Grant, Carey Mulligan, Alison Oliver, Archie Madekwe, Sadie Soverall, Paul Rhys, Reece Shearsmith, Ewan Mitchell, Matthew Carver, Dorothy Atkinson, Shaun Dooley, Tom├ís Barry, Richard Cotterell, Lolly Adefope, Andy Brady
  • Director: Emerald Fennell
 Comments
  • LoreleiLee55 - 25 June 2024
    Invitation Only
    This is a film that some won't understand. It is brilliant in its subversive bookending, a beautiful satire while a character study that keeps you wondering.

    Psychosexual and that keeps you guessing? Yes. But if that's your problem you're missing the point.

    EF's second feature has built upon her first "revenge tale" in the excellent Promising Young Woman (an absurdly simplistic genre attribution) and in her second has delivered a more complex protagonist's journey that left me going WOW.

    Second time round better once you know the narrative. But for first watchers: Listen, watch, hear. Then rewind and don't take what you saw for granted when you watch that last scene...
  • marcoburato - 31 May 2024
    Close to being good
    Overall, it would be a good film.

    The problem is the number of shocking/disgusting scenes. And it's not a matter or being faint-hearted.

    No matter how I try to spin it, like "he was a complete sociopath" or "he was willing to do anything to reach his goal", it still doesn't add up. With one point of view, some things don't make sense. With another, something else can't be explained. Particularly in that scene with Venetia.

    Also, the choice of a 4:3 format is nonsense. It does not feel like "watching inside a dollhouse" and doesn't really help much with the interiors. Its just less immersive than other films using the whole canvas.
  • averyknighte - 27 April 2024
    Okay, but the ending felt unnecessary
    I kind of liked this movie. It looked pretty and the actors were okay, but it didn't seem like a movie about class to me, which I thought was weird because besides for it being really bizarre, the main thing that I heard about it before watching it was that it was about class.

    I think that the main idea that they were working with is interesting, but it feels like they felt obligated to add weird stuff in there to be disturbing and it just feels like those scenes are completely unnecessary.

    I also think that none of the characters should have died and the movie should have ended with the main character going home because it felt like while writing the birthday party scenes the writers realized that they wanted to make a slasher movie and so the deaths feel really rushed.