full5Let me start off by saying if we had an image of an over-flowing coffee mug, I would have used it here.  I was beyond impressed by “Tell No One”, and after two viewings and a deep investigation into the plot I feel confident in pushing this as one of the best movies I have seen this year.  From the plot, the acting, the production, and all the twists and turns in between… “Tell No One” is not to be missed.

As soon as this movies ends,  it is already begging to be re-watched.  On second viewing, I was able to follow the story much more intently.  I picked up on subtleties that only added to the already fantastic movie. And what first seemed like plot holes, actually ended up being masterfully written twists.  Every scene in this movie holds a purpose and has its own arc…thus following one of the most important aspects of a great story.  In the words of the author Paul Auster, “Since everything seen or said, even the slightest, most trivial thing, can bear a connection to the outcome of the story, nothing must be over looked.”  This quote is especially true with “Tell No One”.  Every character, every scene, and every word weigh heavily on Alex and on the story.

François Cluzet’s performance of Alex was fantastic.  His character was subtle, natural, and believable.  I have a sneaking suspicion that if this movie was made in America, it would star Denzel Washington and towards the middle of the movie, Alex would suddenly become an action star.  This never happens with “Tell No One”, for all that happens to Alex, the only reason he succeeds relies on his determination to see his wife and on help from those who believe in him.

I could go on and on talking about this film, but the more I talk, the less time you have to watch “Tell No One”.