Written September 15, 2007
this movie was just way out there and it made you think, "are they serious?" and "would this really happen?" I expected more out of this movie. When I saw that Kevin Bacon was leading I really wanted to see it and saw it opening day, but the storyline just wasnt all there. There were some heartfelt parts, but it just got weird from the middle on.
Written September 06, 2007
KEVIN BACON CONTINUES TO SHOW HIS EXCELLENT ACTING SKILLS AS A REALISTIC BUSINESSMAN - FATHER WHO'S LIFE GOES FROM FABULOUS TO TRAGIC IN A MATTER OF SECONDS. HIS OVERWHELMING GRIEF, RAGE AND ULTIMATLELY ILL THOUGHT OUT ACTIONS ARE ONLY TOO REAL FOR THE "AVERAGE" AMERICAN HE IS SUPPOSED TO BE. I FELT FRUSTRATION WITH SOME OF HIS CHOICES BUT UNDERSTOOD HIS STRUGGLE. THE SUPPORTING CAST WAS EXCELLENT. KUDOS TO BOTH GARRETT HEDLUND AND JOHN GOODMAN FOR CREATING BOTH FRIGHTENING BUT BELIEVABLE CHARACTERS.
KELLY PRESTON CONTINUES TO SHOW THAT SHE SHOULD BE USED MORE IN MAINSTREAM HOLLYWOOD FILMS.
THE FILM IS UNSETTLING BUT THE TOPIC REALLY NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED MORE. WE DO NEED TO FIND A SOLUTION AS BOTH SIDES ALWAYS LOSE !
Written June 24, 2008
The only redeeming quality about this movie, for me, is that it was filmed in my hometown of Columbia, SC. It was nice to connect with the sights... but this movie was complete garbage. The beginning reeled you in, then the movie becomes blatantly absurd and unrealistic. You have to believe that there is no justice, no consequences for your actions, all shooters involved have horrible aiming... it is completely UNREAL to the point where it's insulting to watch. However, John Goodman did an amazing job. The father to father dialogue was the best scene in the whole. The graphics for the gunshots was pretty original as well.
Recommendation: Don't bore yourself with this one. If you're in the need, go watch Lucky Number Slevin or Running Scared.
Written August 31, 2007
If you are into action/fighting/tough guy films, don't miss this one. But in terms of plausibility, the plot only seemed credible for the first 30 minutes... after that it became silly, occasionally cheesy, and predictable.
Written June 20, 2013
Best 2007 movie