The Take Reviews
The chase scene at the end of the film was not believable and seemed inconsistent with the pacing of the rest of the film but overall I recommend the film.
Also strong are Rosie Perez as Felix's wife (possibly her strongest screen performance in years), and the always good Bobby Cannavale as the cop who doesn't really believe Felix is guilty. The film has a very Cassavettes-like quality to it, in that it has a a palpable energy and uneasiness to the story telling that match the anxiety Felix feels as his life unravels under the false scrutiny from the FBI and the physical affects of his headshot wound. Director Furman seems to have wisely approached this film as a cautionary tale, giving his audience enough perspective to make up their own minds about Felix, and allowing the verite style to sufficiently keep you on edge as you go through the movie. Clearly not a studio film despite it's excellent technical qualities and release by Sony, the film does have a polished feel to it in it's apparently deliberate attempt to be unpolished. The ending comes up a bit short compared to the rest of the film but it does satisfy as Felix gets his life back.
This one apparently had a short theatrical life but Leguizamo's TV popularity should allow a long run on cable where more people will cozy up to this interesting, well-made film then would ever trek to a theater to see it. Definitely check this one out.