Dano is positively possessed in this role, offering us an empathetic glimpse into the mind of a tortured genius. He has an uncanny ability to remain mystifying without becoming inaccessible.
Fassbender underlies the role with a rich humanity that belies Jobs' standoffish veneer. I don't know how true it is to the man he's interpreting, but I do know it's a nuanced, mesmerizing performance.
Hardy is literally “Kray Kray”, taking on dual duties as both of East London's notorious gangster twins. He captures the two personalities with calibrated precision and a sly sense of humour.
Jordan continues to prove himself a smart actor, knowing when to keep backstory internalized and how to reveal it in expertly judged emotive bursts. A great deal of Creed rides on his charisma alone.
Precocious, poignant, and remarkably perceptive, young Tremblay does an extraordinary job at conveying a uniquely limited worldview that slowly expands in ways both joyous and painful.
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