‘The Wedding Guest’ Film Review: Dev Patel Thriller Is Heavy on Ambience, Light on Actual Thrills

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‘The Wedding Guest’ Film Review: Dev Patel Thriller Is Heavy on Ambience, Light on Actual Thrills
A thriller without thrills is merely a drama, and “The Wedding Guest” is a dull drama at that. The story of a kidnapping gone slightly wrong, Michael Winterbottom’s latest film is a low, slow boil with no real surprises and an ending that will elicit a “That’s it?”

Dev Patel stars as Jay, the kidnapper in question. He’s a hired hand and not, in fact, the guest at a wedding. We meet him as he’s packing; along with the standard clothes and shoes, he puts in his suitcase a slew of passports. Jay looks stricken as he moves through airport security and onto a plane. He’s traveling from Britain to Pakistan, where he’ll rent two cars and buy two guns.

After a minimum of surveillance of a guarded home, Jay strikes in the middle of the night, abducting a woman named Samira. He puts
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