Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. —Henry Fielding

21 November 2017

The Exception

The Exception is a kind of romantic thriller that pretends to be about ethics and Nazis and, oh, I don't know, something important. But David Leveaux's film is really a good-and-evil melodrama that felt to me like a bad, sentimental novel, in fact, I'd wager that it is a bad, sentimental novel. Jai Courtney is breathtakingly handsome, as always, and I am as delighted as everyone else that Christopher Plummer is having this late-career resurgence, but this film was silly.