You Were Never Really Here


You Were Never Really Here is a 2017 Drama Thriller Crime movie directed by . It stars Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Alex Manette, among others.

You Were Never Really Here is currently rated 6.5 stars on the ReelBugs scale.

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Title You Were Never Really Here
Language en
Genres Drama
Status Released
Countries United States of America, United Kingdom, France,
Runtime 89 min
Tagline "Bring the hammer"

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You Were Never Really Here Summary

A traumatised veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.

You Were Never Really Here Cast

Joaquin Phoenix You Were Never Really Here Joe
Joaquin Phoenix


Ekaterina Samsonov You Were Never Really Here Nina Votto
Ekaterina Samsonov

Nina Votto

Alex Manette You Were Never Really Here Senator Albert Votto
Alex Manette

Senator Albert Votto

John Doman You Were Never Really Here John McCleary
John Doman

John McCleary

Judith Roberts You Were Never Really Here Joe's Mother
Judith Roberts

Joe's Mother

Alessandro Nivola You Were Never Really Here Governor Williams
Alessandro Nivola

Governor Williams

Ryan Martin Brown You Were Never Really Here Towel Boy
Ryan Martin Brown

Towel Boy

Jason Babinsky You Were Never Really Here Eye of Providence
Jason Babinsky

Eye of Providence

Frank Pando You Were Never Really Here Angel
Frank Pando


Jonathan Wilde You Were Never Really Here Joe's Young Father Image
Jonathan Wilde

Joe's Young Father

Kate Easton You Were Never Really Here Joe's Young Mother
Kate Easton

Joe's Young Mother

Novella Nelson You Were Never Really Here Diner Woman
Novella Nelson

Diner Woman

Madison Arnold You Were Never Really Here Diner Man
Madison Arnold

Diner Man

Leigh Dunham You Were Never Really Here Diner Waitress
Leigh Dunham

Diner Waitress

Dante Pereira-Olson You Were Never Really Here Young Joe Image
Dante Pereira-Olson

Young Joe

Vinicius Damasceno You Were Never Really Here Moises Image
Vinicius Damasceno


Neo Randall You Were Never Really Here Moises's Friend Image
Neo Randall

Moises's Friend

Claire Hsu You Were Never Really Here Staring Girl Image
Claire Hsu

Staring Girl

Edward Latham You Were Never Really Here Drug Dealer Image
Edward Latham

Drug Dealer

Silvia Pena You Were Never Really Here Big Sister Image
Silvia Pena

Big Sister

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April 1, 2018

Joaquin Phoenix....

He is just always an actor, that is interesting to watch... no matter what the film..

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April 10, 2018

This movie look like an 'ordinary' thriller but I can tell you it's not.
The ending really makes you think. Everything is not what it seems, it's kind of a weird movie tbh.
The trailer just doesn't do it any justice and makes it seem like a completely different movie.

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Dec. 14, 2017

So pretty much an average day in the life of Joaquin Phoenix.

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Dec. 6, 2017

Trailer trailers need to die

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April 20, 2018

You know its one of them strange movies. Like Drive, Hannah, Spring breakers etc... You see the trailer and say "ok, action movie, lets watch it!" And then it turns out to be a way deeper experience. 10/10 gonna watch it again

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Dec. 8, 2017

Dang, never knew Johnny Cash was so violent

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Dec. 7, 2017

This is the official sequel to Phoenix's 2010 movie "i'm still here."

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Dec. 10, 2017

Looks more like a mix of Drive and Oldboy to me.

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Dec. 6, 2017

STOP !!!!!!!.................................HAMMER TIME

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April 13, 2018

This looks like the film I have been waiting for for ever. Brutal ex-military dad goes ballistic on child trafficking ring. Even better that the cops are in on it too. Such a great concept for a movie, with a terrifyingly realistic theme for people to start thinking about in this day and age. I live in Portland, OR where we are the number one place in America for child trafficking specifically, unless that has changed recently. It's scary because no one even talks about it, it's such an invisible issue even though it's so predominant here. I hope more people start to realize how real and organized modern day human trafficking can be. It is the most horrific crime I could think of.

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March 15, 2018

In 2026 Phoenix is going to star in a movie callled "We Are All Right Here."

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Jan. 27, 2018

This film was released a few months ago in Europe, and let me just say it was easily the best film I saw last year. The trailer implies there’s more action than there actually is, but it’s a beautiful, violent poem of a film.

And it’s short. In a world filled with overstuffed 3 hour action movies, finally something that gets to the point.

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July 22, 2018

SLOW!! everyone mumbles so bad! You have to watch it with subtitles on because the audio is so awful. Nothing is ever explained. Thumbs down.

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May 13, 2018

One of those films that blows your mind and is even better the 2nd time you watch it.

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July 4, 2018

Brilliant movie!

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July 6, 2018

Sublimation to the max! Really a dark hero

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Jan. 11, 2018

if this movie doesnt have mc hammer hammer time on the souindtrack they are doing it all wrong

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Feb. 8, 2018

Atleast better than all the marvel films where folks get into a shootout and fights (without blood) and their make up and hair still on point 🙄 but tbh i like marvel films too💩😄 but it shoulsnt outshine artcinema stuff

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June 1, 2018

This movie is great! Phoenix is the greatest living actor in my opinion and like always he enhances the film and makes you really feel. I honestly love when he's in a new film and I see all of his work, only actor I can say always hits the mark.

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May 6, 2018

man this movie was a trip , don't go expecting it's a full action movie , or Equilzer with a hammer

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June 11, 2018

super good. watch it.

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April 7, 2018

I want to see t but I'm sick of these crtiics overrating movies.... stop comparing new moves to classics and/or calling anythng that's indy and good a 'masterpiece'. If the movie is as good as you claim.... it wlll get that type o recognition over time.... Taxi Driver wasn't considered a classic when it first came out.....

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April 10, 2018

I'm obviously not qualified to comment on the significance of 30 second stares into the middle distance, and super slow head turns/rises, but playing this movie at twice the speed makes it almost watchable.
I believe the counting backwards is an effort to convey to the viewer that this, almost slow motion flick, really just had to run for a specified amount of time, and "we were all hoping for it to end soon".

btw Looking forward to comments on my "'I'm obviously not qualified to comment" comment.
Always fun.

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April 12, 2018

Just watched it. Super boring and slow.

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Dec. 6, 2017

Well, the senator(?) was right, he is brutal.

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April 28, 2018

Great movie, but disturbing as hell. I have to turn my head away in some scenes. But who knows maybe Lynne Ramsay in her not very long film had more important things to say about and against sexual (and not only sexual) abuse of children and women than the sometimes caricatural #MeToo movement in it's tweets...

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April 22, 2018

This is the most pretentious and try hard artsy movie I have ever seen, even the action scenes look like something my friends and I filmed when we were in middle school!

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April 16, 2018

WOW!! this was incredibly powerful and disturbing!

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Dec. 6, 2017

The international trailer was better.

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Jan. 6, 2018

Saw this film at LFF in October and was blow away, the trailer doesnt sell it well but highly recomend it,waiting to go and see it again and even get the soundtrack! Beautiful!