The Dry review- a stunning Eric Bana performance

Synopsis: A federal agent investigates the decades-old death of a teenage girl in his drought-stricken hometown.

Eric Bana is simply at his best in movies like The Dry that encourage him to be more than his typical pretty boy characters he seems to chose in bigger budgeted American movies that he is in like Judd Apatow’s ‘Funny People’ or ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’. When he is in much more grounded work like Steven Spielberg’s ‘Munich’ and ‘Deadfall’ he captures that magic again here in ‘The Dry’. 

While The Dry is not in itself game changing by any amount of the imagination it is still a good decent watch. As it Is currently on demand via VOD outlets such as iTunes and Amazon. It will intrigue you in its taut slow burn suspense in the unraveling of the mystery within. 

While Eric Bana is the big get in the cast for people in the states to take notice of this film, there are plenty of grade-A supporting actors in this film that really shine throughout. The story here feels a like its cut from the same cloth as Capote but not as great. It does however is a serviceable thriller that will please many genre fans who are down for a good solid mystery that does not involve gore. 

Overall grade: 3/5 stars

Written By: AJ Friar

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