I've read a lot of bad critics about this movie. I was hoping for some very, very bad stuff. This is a good material, of course it could be a lot better. For starters, this is exactly what we want to fight nowadays with #timesup and series like Big Little Lies. This kind of Mississipi-retarded-demental-paranoid fella, played by some very good actors in the movie, needs to be contained - and Marsden does it, on the movie, in a very severe but effective way. This kind of person is a danger, I mean, a hazard to society. I was overjoyed to watch Marsden kick the hell out of an a** on the movie - you can see that coming, if you read the critics The female lead character, however, is exactly the kind of woman that also needs serious therapy, or reconstruction, 'cause she represents the kind of woman that defies the husband all the time, provokes other men, and then suddenly pretends "nothing is happening"; in times like this, all we don't need is a woman compactuating with machism culture, but it's exactly what she does, she incites it insinuating that Marsden's character is "not a man" and crap like that, mostly a lot of what comes next comes from her attitude. I read critics saying Marsden shouldn't be trapped in a bad movie like this one, but I go further; Marsden's character shouldn't be married to a stupid hysterical dumb wife like this one. I believe she's one of the characters you most hate in the movie, even though she has a moment of redemption on the ending. Alexander Skasgard is fantastic, and I can surely say that the movie is just really good 'cause of Marsden and Skasgard - not only by their awesome looks (damn, I wish I had an "ex-boyfriend" like that one) but also by their talent. It's an interesting movie, but I'm not sure I would recommend it, unless you can handle some psychological terror. But I can assure it's kinda worthy it. You end up the movie with the burning inside you to just kill anyone who tries to mess up with your family or loved ones.