Curtis’ film is a slow telling of a true story, with flashbacks more interesting than the central plot.
Years after fleeing persecution in WWII, Jewish Maria (Mirren), attempts to reclaim family art that was stolen by the Nazis.
Mirren is her usual tenacious self and Reynolds good as passionate young lawyer.
Among numerous legal scenes are fascinating flashbacks as Maria recalls a happy Austrian childhood, the Nazi occupation and her desperate escape to America.
Excluding flashbacks, the narrative is unexciting and the finale anticlimactic, despite a rousing oration by Reynolds.
Despite scarce touching moments WIG’s plot lacks excitement and energy.