Saltburn Review

Hello Readers,

You know when you watch one of them films and it stays with you well this is one of them films, I can honestly say this film has been living rent free in my head the past week and not for the reason that I think you’ll think. I don’t think a film ending has lived this rent free in my head since gone girl. I have no rights to the poster image below (Fair use under the copyright act sections 29 and 30 under use for a review).

Not going to lie I went into the film knowing very little, but I knew I had to watch it from seeing the cast alone but as soon as the film started to get traction on social media, I knew I had to bump it up the to be watched list. I don’t regret my choice, but I am so happy I decided to watch it alone.

This film can be split into distinct sections it starts like a teeny comedy movie then crosses into the grey area of dark academia then into thriller but soon the tables turn, and we take a stop at psychological horror. I was here for every stop along this films journey.

Yes, okay there are three questionable scenes in this film that will only be briefly referred to as Bathtub, Vampire and Grave. If we ignore the elephant in the room for a second, this film is brilliant I was so far off with what I thought was happening at the end I was past Pluto Dear Reader. I won’t spoil it, but I can honestly say my jaw dropped. But that isn’t where our film ends oh no the film gives us a smidge more and ends with “Murder on the Dance Floor” if you know, you know.

This film is beautifully shot and framed even during my second watch I discovered thing I had missed the first time round. I don’t know my brain finds this film so aesthetically pleasing to watch. The cinematography is on point on throughout the film. I have included some of my favourite film stills below (Fair use under the copyright act sections 29 and 30 under use for a review).

Right let’s talk about the elephant in the room Bathtub, Vampire and Grave. I don’t think these scenes are there just to cause offence and shock as some people have suggested I think they relay the story very well. The scenes are supposed to make you uncomfortable they help convey the story and add to the many underlining layers in this story. As the film ends and you finally connect the dots, and the penny finally drops you finally understand why.

If you're a Saltburn fan you should check out my blog on Monday. 

L x