Written October 01, 2016
A beautiful, deep and haunting film. The complexities of life, choices, consequences, and the impact of fatherhood resonate deeply. Not fast food film, but a complex meal to digest.
Written December 09, 2016
The trailers for this film imply some kind of high-tension cop movie featuring two of Hollywood's favorite leading men. It isn't. It is 180 degrees from a high-tension cop movie If you're a guy, take your date there as the camera is on both these guys for a long time (sequentially, almost never together) and that seems to satisfy the ladies. If you're a gal, please don't take a guy to this movie. He'll be doing everything he can not to check is his email.
Written September 25, 2016
The movie was only moderately interesting to me. While it had a cast of gifted actors, the director did not seem to get much out of them. Two standouts were Ben Mendelsohn and Emory Cohen in supporting roles as a well-meaning auto repairman and a drug-obsessed high school bully, respectively, although it defied any credulity to think that the twenty three year old Cohen, often sporting a heavy five o'clock shadow, was young enough to still be in high school.
The other problem was that the story line did not seem all that interesting. Alienation and dysfunction between fathers and sons? So what? Even this was not really explored in any interesting detail.
Written September 26, 2016
I thought this movie was well acted. As a Schenectady resident, I enjoyed seeing familiar places in a movie like the bank and Aumiller's pharmacy, etc. The scenes shot out in the woods were beautiful. I thought it was realistic in dealing with past police corruption in Schenectady.I thought the movie was sad and somewhat grueling to watch. It showed that when people make bad choices, they will have to deal with bad consequences. This is a movie for adults, not for children.
Written January 16, 2017
The character development was thorough and a little disturbing. As was the presentation of an unfortunate outcome of synchro destiny. I really fell for Ryan and Bradley's well acted characters.., this means I was convinced not enamored. Neither was lovable however each presented a sympathetic dimension to human frailty and bad behavior. Eva Mendes was also believable in her role.