I really enjoyed this film because of its observation on how a normal person can turn into a killer from a traumatic experience. The performances by Jodie Foster and Terrence Howard are also top notch. The big problem with this film isn't necessarily with the film itself, but with the misunderstood viewers. The audience in my theater hooted, hollered, and laughed hysterically after Foster's character would kill someone. It amazed me that so many dumbasses failed to see a character study about an emotionally scarred woman, and instead saw a story that encouraged everyone to go home, get their guns, and kill the next person they despised. For the sake of experiencing this movie the way the filmmakers intended, I suggest waiting for this movie on DVD and avoiding the trigger-happy, popcorn munchers with ADD looking for cheap thrills. If that is your cup of tea, please walk further down the hall for a showing of Shoot Em' Up (which, by the way, is a righteously kick ass popcorn movie).