Cannes 2018: ‘Under the Silver Lake’ Reactions Range from Love to Hate

David Robert Mitchell’s neo-noir “Under the Silver Lake” premiered at Cannes on Wednesday to mixed reactions.

The film stars Andrew Garfield as Sam, a young man who becomes obsessed with the disappearance of his neighbor. She is played by Riley Keough. The film also stars Topher Grace, Sydney Sweeney, Jimmi Simpson, and Grace Van Patten.

The first trailer for the film came out a few weeks ago, and you can revisit it here.

Garfield recently earned his first Oscar nomination for “Hacksaw Ridge,” which was also nominated for Best Picture. His breakout role came with “The Social Network” in 2010. He followed that with taking up the mantle of Peter Parker in “The Amazing Spider-Man” films. He also starred in “99 Homes,” “Silence,” and is coming off of an acclaimed Broadway performance of “Angels in America.”

Riley Keough has had a busy couple of years. After appearing in films like “Magic Mike” and “Mad Max: Fury Road,” she starred in “American Honey” and hasn’t looked back. She went on to “It Comes at Night” and “Logan Lucky” last summer, and had two films premiering at Cannes this year. This film, and the highly controversial Lars Von Trier film, “The House That Jack Built.”

Mitchell wrote and directed the film. It is his third feature, following “The Myth of the American Sleepover,” and “It Follows.” The latter was something of a surprise, earning generally enthusiastic reviews.

The instant reactions to “Under the Silver Lake,” though, are interesting to look at. It seems that the film, perhaps, plays better to a younger crowd? At least on a cursory glance through the emerging tweets. Here are a few examples, starting with the unfavorable:

And, of course, a few loved it:

“Under the Silver Lake” is distributed by A24 and will hit theaters on June 22.

What do you think of the reactions for “Under the Silver Lake?” Are you more or less excited to see it now? Comment below and share!