Written September 17, 2011
This is an art film... I was very annoyed with the false trailor.
Written October 16, 2011
This film was expertly directed, cast, acted, and shot - the lighting, music, and character development is excellent.
I went to this movie not knowing the full scope of its plot thinking it was a basic "action film" and was surprised by the level of depth and emotion brought to the screen.
The only thing I didn't like was the very brutal and graphic violence - it was shocking and not my "cup of tea" but I was able to "handle it" due to the incredible impact this film had on me in that it was a movie that did not overstate anything. The dialogue, or lack thereof, drew me into the movie and was a welcome relief from so many in-you-face movies.
This is an intelligent movie that gives the viewer credit for knowing what the characters are thinking and feeling without having to state it.
Ryan Gosling is totally amazing and real and every one else in the movie was perfectly cast.
Written September 18, 2011
Unless you want to stare awkwardly at Gosling while he doesn't speak, don't go.
Written September 17, 2011
The Good: The directing is great, as was the car chase scenes.
So-So: The plot had potential but never developed into anything.
The Bad: When I left the theater I felt I wasted my time and money. Gosselin has a few lines. He finally speaks a line 20 minutes into the movie, and besides starring at people he really does nothing through most of it. The bad guys are not intimidating and have this attitude ok I will kill you because I have to. The script...enough said.
Overall opinion: I was not impressed. There was a lot of nasty gore and a single nude scene. Between the 80s porno music on 3 or 4 occasions that lasted a few minutes and the terrible script, this seemed like nothing more than a low budget movie you would mistakenly rent because it looked good. The hardest part was not walking out of the theater. Save your money, this movie is all hype.
I almost always agree with the opinion of reviewers here, but this movie I totally disagree, it was flat-out AWFUL.
Written September 22, 2011
Didn't like it, I hated the movie, extreem violence with no story at all, very poor story in the movie, not for kids of course, first scene u will think it's gonna b like Transporter.. but nooooooo it's the most stupid movie I ever watch.. killing everywhere left & right and the action is soooooo bad and poor. It was so slow slow slow movie, I slept three times in the middle.Advice: don't even think to watch.Note: The trailer is only the best scenes in the movie, I was tricked when I saw the trailer and I thought that all the movie will b action. It is nothing and don't wast ur money on a fool movie like that..