Playing nice is for losers.
When Rosamund Pike flashes a smile in this dipped-in-acid, darkly-funny thriller, there is no warmth, just a shark enjoying her prey’s pain.
Part of the thrill of this film is realizing just how nasty and unafraid her court-appointed guardian is as she plunders wealth from a series of senior citizens.
When she starts plucking the wrong goose, and invites the full fury of the Russian mafia, she should be scared.
That she’s not, and that she’s more than willing to fight fire with fire, signals the dark delights to come.
Bring all the body bags.