Written October 23, 2016
I am truly appreciative of how critics and bloggers have, for the most part, made an effort not to spoil the twists of this movie. I don't know how to describe it actually without giving anything away. All I will say is that it starts out one thing and ends up as another and you won't glean anything by watching the trailers & tv spots. This is Soderbergh doing DePalma doing Hitchcock. Rooney Mara will knock your socks off and both Catherine Zeta Jones and Jude Law haven't had parts this juicy in a long time. Definitely worthy of your time and the price of admission.
Written December 11, 2016
It was a very powerful and serious movie. Everyone should see it, except for children under the age of 13, in my opinion.There were surprises in the movie which kept me interested.
Written September 25, 2016
I was looking for a thriller to jolt me out of my melancholy mood. This movie made me even more depressed because it it is a dark, slow movie. I didn't care much about the characters, nor about the twist at the end, which was interesting, but -- yawn. I would wait until you could stream it at home. Worth a rental, but not going out for.
Written February 10, 2016
Yet another case of some talking head movie critic going on a morning talk show and raving wildly about a movie and the movie itself not living up to the rave.
This movie is ok and the twist at the end is a surpise but dangggggg, it takes a looonnnnggg time to get there with lots of useless throw away shots that do not advance the plot imo.
On the plus side, Rooney Mara is really good though she plays yet another dark, moody edgy character. would be nice to see her in something light and upbeat to see if she has the chops for that. I really like her, but would just like to see her do something that isn't so derivative of her role in The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo.
Jude Law is excellent and carries the movie imo. Great actor!
All in all, an ok but not exceptional movie, critic's opinion not withstanding.
I think some critics are too much a part of the Hollywood movie industry and will offer up a positive review of a movie just because they like certain actors, directors etc.
Written August 30, 2016
This is a smart, well-made film and Rooney Mara is great as the fragile wife. The first half of the movie moves a lot slower than the second half, but there's a lot to pay attention to. It's much more of a psychological thriller rather than an action thriller. It would definitely take a second viewing to catch everything that's in there.