2.5/4

Oxygen [2021] ★★½

If you’re familiar with movies like “Buried” (starring Ryan Reynolds) and the superior “127 Hours” (starring James Franco), then you probably know what to expect from Netflix’s latest french Sci-Fi thriller “Oxygen”. Melanie Laurent commands the screen as a woman who wakes up in a cryogenic chamber with no recollection of how she got there. There’s also a twist: her oxygen level is running low, giving her a limited time to find a way out. I won’t reveal more, but I will say that if you’re claustrophobic, you might be put off by the film’s harsh atmosphere. Much like “Buried”, the whole movie takes place in the cryogenic chamber, which means we’re right there with Laurent’s character, struggling with her as she desperately tries to save herself. I can’t say that I enjoyed every bit of this experience, but the film does succeed in delivering an emotional ride, even when things don’t always stay on track. Would I want to go through it again? Probably not. But there’s still plenty to enjoy here, especially if you’re a fan of the genre.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s