Written November 26, 2014
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.
Written May 04, 2016
RG & BC do a great job in this movie. Gosling's role reminds me exactly of his character in drive. The first half of the movie is great. However the second half, kind of drawn out. They could have easily cut the last hour in half. Other than that, interesting storyline and great actors.
Written July 07, 2015
terrysigns4u is absolutely correct! The acting is done very well, but the story is so disconnected. You keep waiting for something to build after one event, but then it jumps off to a rabbit trail that doesn't resolve anything. Considering the cast, this was a HUGE disappointment.
Written October 04, 2015
I lost my father back in December, so this Father/Son epic hit pretty close to home.
I suggest going in and seeing this movie with no spoilers. It was much more enjoyable and surprising to me, by going in with no expectations or prejudice.
If you liked the trailer and planned on seeing it -- GO SEE IT.
Written July 01, 2016
This review contains a spoiler. Don't continue reading if you don't want me to ruin it for you.
I thought it was really interesting how *SPOILER ALERT* Luke dies in the first act and they hold on to the audience's interest in the second act with Avery's storyline and how it all ties up with Luke in the end.
What could have helped this film be better is a shorter third act. They go into how Luke and Avery's kids' lives also intertwine in the future and it just becomes too much. I get that the moral of the story is your actions have consequences and those consequences can live on forever. And that we should all try to avoid bad decisions because that can sometimes ruin people's lives. But I personally felt, the story didn't have to go that in depth.
Towards the end, I felt it starting to drag on and they should have left it with Luke and Avery's story with a little wrap up of the kids in the end.
All in all, I think it was a good film with good acting, directing and story.