The whole cast is great in roles that any actor would cherish. The descent into mental illness by
Michael Shannon is convincing and you really feel his fear, not just of the calamities he envisions, but the fact that his mind is betraying him. The resulting strain on his marriage is so real and aching painful that at times you want to yell advice at the screen.
The camerawork is basic, nothing fancy, and at times you wish for a more sure visual hand from the director. Some of the shots just don't deliver. There's a feeling that the director, while great with story and acting, didn't have much experience with camera.
Overall, it's a unnerving movie about a subject that is often poorly dealt with in cinema. There is certainly some wisdom in this movie.
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