Dir: Vaughan Stein (15 95 mins)
A beautifully shot neo-noir, Terminal proves frustrating on many levels, but remains just about watchable thanks to its leading lady Margot Robbie. Robbie plays an archetypal film noir femme fatale with a revenge agenda but also a waitress in a sparsely occupied diner, servicing terminally ill customer Bill played by Simon Pegg. Two hitmen, Dexter Fletcher and Max Irons trade insults in a hotel room with caretaker Mike Myers, yes him off of Austin Powers!, whistling between them all. It’s a twisted and twisty tale that takes a long time to work itself out, with Robbie switching between various fantasy roles but to little avail, a victim and a hunter in this stylishly empty dystopia that unfortunately fails to really cohere. Despite the best efforts of the cast, they cannot save a heavy handed, clunky script that thinks it’s cleverer than it is.
Opens July 6