This film takes an interesting approach to say the least. It revolves around a man who kills two robbers in self-defence, but rather than purely lionizing the act of vigilante justice, the film engages in a deeper exploration of the mind of the character, allowing the viewer to judge for oneself the morality of violence. If you've seen any of the films made by David Cronenberg before this, then you probably would not have expected it, given the director's history with body horror, but it's a surprisingly well-executed piece of dramatic fare. My main problem, however, is that the story plods for a little bit at the beginning before we get to the big picture. Looking past that, however, there's something to be acting. The actors appear to be taking their characters very seriously, and that's very important in drama, because you can't expect to take characters seriously if the actors don't. I feel that the main character is worth particular mention, primarily because he seems to convey the kind of balance of outward calm and inward rage that a film like this would suffer without. The key strength of the film appears to be that it relies on its character rather than plot or appearances. That being said, however, it is a very well-produced film in terms of production values. Overall, I'd say it's a very fresh and straightforward film, with no cheesy effects, no brainless jingles, and no padding.