Mia Goth’s performance in “Pearl” is undoubtedly the highlight of the film. Her portrayal of the titular character is mesmerizing and truly demented. She captures Pearl’s complexity and dark, twisted nature with an intensity that’s both impressive and unsettling.
The film itself, however, doesn’t quite live up to the promise of Goth’s performance. While there are certainly moments of tension and horror, the plot feels somewhat thin and predictable. The pacing is slow, and some scenes feel unnecessarily drawn out, which detracts from the overall impact of the film.
That being said, “Pearl” is still worth watching for Goth’s powerhouse performance alone. She brings an eerie magnetism to the character that’s hard to look away from. Additionally, the film’s score and cinematography are both impressive and contribute to the overall creepy atmosphere.
In the end, “Pearl” is a mixed bag. While Goth’s performance is truly mesmerizing, the film as a whole falls short. That being said, if you’re a fan of slow-burn horror films and captivating performances, “Pearl” is still worth a watch. I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars.