Written March 17, 2013
Pleasantly dark with enough depth to keep you involved. If you don't want to play, you'll be bored. Farrell and Rapace are good enough to hold you there for the duration. Go see the movie.
Written March 21, 2013
I really liked this first American effort of the original swedish director of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. It is very confusing at the beginning and you don't really figure out what is going on till about an hour into the movie, but oh the payoff is so worth it. It is not an academy award winning film, but it is great for one of those rainy day movies and should be seen on a big screen.
Written March 17, 2013
I had no idea what to expect from this film but I am pleased with the outcome. This film is awkward. . yes perfect awkwardness. There are moments when it's silent and the characters are uncomfortable and you can feel it and understand it and even think, "I'd be like that too in that situation."
Colin is great, he acts so much with is facial expressions and you can literally watch him and know what he is feeling and understand it. He shifts and acts with his body language so perfectly in this film. In one scene he is tough and the next he is soft and all is done with his physical languages. I love it. This film has great action scenes and as loud as they are, they have a quiet beauty to them, they are useful action scenes, not js random action but action that belongs in the frame.
The connections between the characters are well played and very well defined. By the end of this movie you learn who Colin is along with him. He doesn't get himself until her realizes what needs to be done
Written March 11, 2013
Probably the worst movie I've seen in a long time.....terrible dialogue and plot. Collin Farrell is horribly bad....he has long awkward stares throughout the movie, and makes me not want to see one of his movies ever again. Save your money, do not go see this movie in the theater.
Written March 09, 2013
This was a really good movie. Well written, shot, directed and acted. I know these seem like dry terms to describe a movie but on the surface one might say that elements of the story are somewhat cliche but they are handled well so the feeling that it's cliche is avoided. Certain lines, said by any other actors, wouldn't play but with this cast, they are compelling. The story always kept me guessing and even when I'd already figured things out, I was still entertained way beyond my expectations. Not a wrong move in it. I really really recommend this movie. It wasn't well attended which is a shame. I don't know if it was competing with some strong opening nights for other movies but it deserves not to be overlooked.