‘The Forgiven’ Looks Starkly at Cynicism and World-Weary Outrage

The opening credits are barely done in John Michael McDonagh’s caustic morality tale The Forgiven when its main characters have run over and killed an Arab boy while driving through the Moroccan desert. As happens in nearly any film when otherwise law-abiding people cause death, they take several unintelligent and indefensible actions. What gives the story some of its scorpion sting, though, is that the party they are on their way to is filled with people who are for the most part far worse.
This seems hard to imagine.

‘The Forgiven’ Looks Starkly at Cynicism and World-Weary Outrage
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