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05th Jan 2024

Prime Video has just added one of 2023’s biggest sci-fi thrillers

Stephen Porzio


The movie has a huge Irish connection.

Prime Video has just added Foe, one of 2023’s biggest and most-anticipated sci-fi movies, to its library.

And Irish viewers in particular may want to check out the film as it stars two of the country’s best young actors – Paul Mescal and Saoirse Ronan.


Paul Mescal and Saoirse Ronan in Foe, which has just been added to Prime Video

Based on a novel by Iain Reid (I’m Thinking of Ending Things), the sci-fi thriller sees the Oscar nominated actors play a married couple living on a secluded piece of land in the year 2065.

However, the pair’s quiet life is thrown into turmoil when an uninvited stranger (Aaron Pierre, Old) shows up at their door with a startling proposal.

Directed by Garth Davis (Lion), who also co-wrote the thriller alongside Reid, the two filmmakers were interviewed by JOE upon Foe’s release in cinemas last October.

You can watch a video of that conversation right here:

And while the movie did not receive positive reviews from critics for the most part, some praised the film for its performances, its cinematography and its exploration of ideas about marriage, identity and technology.

You can read a sample of some of that praise below:

Empire: “An emotional, if familiar, take on loyalty and technology in a world where love and survival feel near-impossible. Reid’s writing shines and there’s nobody better than Mescal and Ronan to broadcast heartbreak.”

Little White Lies: “It’s hard not to admire a film that so determinedly zigs when you would expect it to zag.”

Observer (UK): “Mescal and Ronan are captivating: her watchful, raw-nerved longing; his stinging sense of betrayal.”

Times (UK): “[Paul Mescal and Saoirse Ronan] give us the lot: tenderness and jealousy, joy and devastation, agonised silences and scorching sex scenes.”

Foe is streaming on Prime Video in Ireland and the UK right now. Its trailer is available to watch right here:

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