Graham Moore, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Imitation Game, turns director with this twisty Coen Brothers-style yarn. Featuring a great cast of British character actors, including Mark Rylance, Johnny Flynn, and the always wonderful Simon Russell Beale as a menacing mob boss, it’s a tense, darkly funny pressure cooker of a film.
Leonard (Rylance) is a master tailor who has left England to run an unassuming little shop in the windy city of Chicago. He now makes beautiful, hand-crafted garments for people who want the best, and are willing to pay for it. His most loyal customers are a clan of vicious gangsters, who also use his shop as a drop-off. Then one night, there is a knock on the door. A favour is requested. A line is crossed, and all hell breaks loose.