| Original Score: 3/4
The film manages something quite remarkable, both a compassion for Bicke's wounded sense of life's betrayals, and stark revulsion for the personal logic of his bloody remedy.
| Original Score: 4/5
(...) Niels Mueller (...) conduce el relato con seguridad y tensión creciente hacia el inevitable estallido de violencia final.
| Original Score: 3/5
There are good things about the movie, but it finally trips itself up on its two-fisted seriousness.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Gets stuck using as its messenger such a wacko.
| Original Score: B
It's a small and quiet drama, but it's also one that sucks you in quite smoothly. Penn, as always, is fantastic.
This movie provides a lot of food for thought about true believers who don't mind killing people to achieve their goals.
By the close you're convinced that there should have been more to the film than what ended up onscreen.
An engaging, thought-provoking drama that is frequently unbearably moving thanks to career best work from Sean Penn.
A forgotten chapter of history that exposes truths about the American dream worth remembering.
| Original Score: 8/10
One of the most successful attempts to tell the tale of an, ultimately, criminal person without ever forcing us to condone his crimes.
| Original Score: 93/100
It makes for a grim time at the movies, but also a sobering one because it seeks truth, not sensationalism, in ugliness.
Penn delivers another of the incisive and riveting performances we've come to expect from one of our greatest actors.
| Original Score: 7/10
Penn's challenge was to create a distinct character, especially with the shadow of Travis Bickle looming ... he largely succeeds, although he doesn't achieve De Niro's pathos.
Penn's agonized performance in this under-the-radar drama is better than his Oscar-winning work in Mystic River.
You'll believe a worm can kvetch.
| Original Score: B-
A starkly ambitious endeavor for such a fellow, and Mueller pulls it off well, if not perfectly.
The film should be seen for the performances alone.
Features a bravura performance by Penn as a frustrated and deluded loser, but there isn't much else to recommend. The story is a one-note drag.
| Original Score: 2/4