Too Old To Die Young Review (Spoiler Free)

Auteur director Nicolas Winding Refn explodes the barrier between TV and film with a highly stylized whimper in Too Old to Die Young.




This Too Old to Die Young review contains no spoilers.

After one of the series’ gracefully quicker hits, Too Old to Die Young finds police officer turned hitman Martin Jones (Miles Teller) and his handler Viggo (John Hawkes) driving down a California highway in the dead of night. The two men are silent, as is the road ahead of and behind them. The only sound that director Nicolas Winding Refn allows to infiltrate the scene is the angry voice of a radio show host complaining about “clowns… on the sidelines” who are the “white noise background for the collapse of the American empire.”

If this seems like an abrupt and nonsensical way to start a review of Refn and Ed Brubaker’s neo-noir crime epic,

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