Louder Than Bombs

Louder Than Bombs

Louder Than Bombs is a 2015 internationally co-produced drama film directed by Joachim Trier, and co-written with Eskil Vogt.

The film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Gabriel Byrne, Isabelle Huppert, David Strathairn, and Amy Ryan.

It was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

It has also been selected to be shown in the Special Presentations section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.

It won the Nordic Council Film Prize.

Louder Than Bombs has received generally positive reviews from critics.

On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds a 73% approval rating based on 106 reviews, with an average rating of 6.8/10.

The general consensus being: “Louder Than Bombs finds director Joachim Trier using a capable cast in pursuit of some lofty dramatic goals, even if his ambitions occasionally evade his grasp.”

Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, reports the film has a score of 70 based on 32 reviews.

Ignatiy Vishnevetsky of The A.V. Club described the film as “the kind of multi-faceted, ambitious, incompletely resolved American drama that American filmmakers never seem to get around to making: novelistic in subject and structure, but completely cinematic in the way it expresses itself, even if Trier’s camera style never rises to the sophistication of his influences.”