“Sky” could be an amazing film. However, it gets stuck somewhere between modern French cinema melodrama and being the Diane Kruger show. While Kruger is a great actress, she meanders so much in a role that has been done to death. What kills me is that the brutality of her attack on her husband gets brushed off too easy. I’m not expecting Scenes from a Marriage, but I want something tonally appropriate.
Norman Reedus leads a strong cast of supporting actors, but even he doesn’t get a ton of time to make Kruger’s second act work. Kruger’s character longs to be free, but she never forms any lasting relationships. So, it feels less of a character choice and more of watching a woman bounce back and forth without direction. That works for some people, but it irritates my efforts to branch out of casual viewing zones. Stream it.
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby Digital 5.1