Written January 18, 2014
One of the best mystery/suspense films I've seen in a long time. The acting was beyond stellar.
Written March 10, 2014
It wasn't terrible but probably better as a rental.
Written January 23, 2015
I enjoyed the movie, I experienced the suspense. As always, the incredibly talented and versatile Jackson gives us a memorable performance.
The three stars are due to the storytelling pace. The pace until the crisis is steady. After this, the pace becomes rushed - as though the director had a hot date after the shoot. The surrounding cast, though relatively unknown, seem quite capable - the absence of real character development notwithstanding. I suspect that if asked, they would reveal that Jackson was like a former champ, now sparring partner. I got the impression that their potential was more fully realized, as they felt freer to be their characters, by the contribution and unassuming presence of this artistic giant.
Written February 10, 2014