Louder Than Bombs

This is a compelling family drama with a fascinating character study, but it seemed to build towards some kind of twist or revelation that never came. Louder Than Bombs is about a father (Gabriel Byrne) and his two sons (Jesse Eiesenberg and Devin Druid) and how they confront their very different feelings and memories of their dead wife and mother (Isabelle Huppert), who was a famed war photographer before she was killed in a car crash. The performances are all very good and Norwegian director/co-writer Joachim Trier has a great way of telling the story through flashbacks and different points of views. Louder Than Bombs is Trier's first English-language film and it is a solid effort, but there was scope for it to be so much more.