Ava is not a good film. Jessica Chastain doesn’t deserve this. Colin Farrell doesn’t deserve this. John Malkovich doesn’t deserve this. I didn’t deserve it, but it was less than two hours long and we started looking for a film too late so our options were limited.
I feel like this film might have been made entirely based on contractual obligations. The original director, Matt Newton, has a bunch of charges for violence against women and that blew up and made things awkward for Jessica Chastain.
The film is a standard concept, executed with the minimum effort. Some dialogue is very chunky and some fight scenes are very obviously choreographed. It feels like everyone just wanted to get this wrapped up and go home.