Pros and Ex-Cons (Fink!) Reviews
I watched this movie mostly to see Sam Worthington's performance, and he was brilliant as usual. He didn't have a huge part. To be honest, none of the characters had a huge part in the story, but they all contributed to each other, and it was interesting how all their lives were in the end driven to the same place and linked to each other.
Acting in this movie was either kind of good, or really bad. It just didn't get me to sink into the movie, but kept me on the surface, watching rather than feeling.
The plot was a bit shaky, and the story didn't run smoothly. There were outrageously funny moments here and there, and a fair amount of violence (though I'm not sure if it's enough for 18+ rating I've seen somewhere).
If the storytelling wasn't so glitchy and the beginning of the movie so unbalanced and weird, I think I would have enjoyed this more. An entertaining ride, sure, but I didn't really get to know any of the people on screen very well, although their motivations were shoved to the front quite clearly.