Talk about an inspired and truly unique movie. Well deserving of all the surprised acclaim that surrounded its release, this is the movie that put Tom Hardy and Nicolas Winding Refn on the global stage and it shows both of their brilliantly unique skill sets - Hardy the absolutely committed actor, Winding Refn the musically violent and highly visual director - at their best. Hardy’s performance is unnerving and fantastically compelling and to bring such complete control as a relative new comer to what was effectively a one-man show is truly impressive. I adored Winding Refn’s use of music and the imaginary stage to show character and draw you through the film. Though I understand it won’t be for everyone I considered this a terrifically cinematic experience.