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Film

Benedict Cumberbatch is spectacular: The Power of the Dog reviewed

20 November 2021

9:00 AM

20 November 2021

9:00 AM

The Power of the Dog

12A, Nationwide, and on Netflix, from 1 December

Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog could also be called The Power of Benedict Cumberbatch, as he’s so spectacular. He plays a ruggedly masculine cowboy with an inner life that isn’t written, but that we somehow still see. It is also clearly Campion’s best film since The Piano or my own favourite, An Angel at My Table (as for Bright Star, we said we’d never talk of it again — why did you even bring it up? We all have our off days).

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