Ok movie...

By Sombrita
Written October 25, 2012
I read a few of the reviews on here and curious to go see this movie; as a plus, pro reviewers didn't like it which can be a good sign as a lot of them are part of a 'system' which pushes a certain marketing agenda. All that being said, the movie wasn't as good in my opinion. A lot of the acting and direction seemed a bit contrived. For example, the way in which the characters 'talked' over each other (the first garage scene) was an attempt to give the dialogue a feeling of authenticity, but all it did is give the scene an 'actey' feeling...There were a lot of scenes that played out in this way. Don't get me wrong, there were things I liked about the movie. There was great suspense in the climactic sequence and an amazing performance by John Cuzak (who is an actor I don't particularly like otherwise) even if he 'dropped' his accent a couople of times (which btw, the character 'Jack' did constantly); but overall the movie seemed contrived. I'm amazed Macy Gray gets calls acting!!
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Tough As Nails, Shocking But Powerful, Stunningly Cast.

By Alon Patterson
Written October 25, 2014
Wow! An "American Graffiti-like" poster with a little "Cape Fear" John Cusack cutout on bottom, and this viewer went in expecting something wholly different. They got me. This film is shocking but refreshingly nowadays, that shock actually serves the purpose of a plot. And man oh man does this film shock a viewer! Don't imagine you'll leave this movie and just forget it. You won't. It's hard, ugly and difficult to take even in small doses. Yet, it's a REAL film, not just some Oscar-baiting fluff. The performances are difficult to watch because of the characters, not how they're played. There are some mighty good performances here too. No mistaking that fact. Even more surprising are the casting choices. Who knew Nicole Kidman could actually ACT? This one's going to stay in limited theatrical release and when you see it, you'll understand why. It wouldn't play well at the local strip mall due to subject matter and the content. It's definitely worth seeing but ADULTS ONLY.
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great flick

By leahbutler05
Written November 10, 2012
This movie was awesome!! If critics would get off their high horse and look at it from an artistic point of view, they would finally understand its just entertainment!!! Pure unadulterated polarizing entertainment!! ??????
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By castle31
Written October 20, 2014
What a twisted story. Hard to imagine its based on true events. Amazing cast!
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By bubblerider
Written June 18, 2013
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