Not great, but generally entertaining and enjoyable. Good performances, especially by Laura Linney, who I thought was better here than in anything else I've seen her in. Why didn't she get nominated for an award for this? She deserved it. I would call this a dark comedy/light thriller, and the cast is strong, so if you're in the mood for that, give it a try.
Pretty horrible, no matter how you look at it. Generally bad acting. Predictable outcome. Not particularly thrilling and not erotic . . . I didn't expect this to be great, by any means, but I didn't think it would be as bad as it was. Skip.
Michelle Williams turns in a great performance, one of her -- if not the -- best IMO, but the film itself is filled with major plot holes, inconsistencies, and implausible twists that don't seem to make much sense. I was mildly entertained, but I'm not sure I can explain why. Its main problem is that it doesn't know if it wants to be a tear-jerking drama about grief and guilt . . . or a political thriller. Or a terrorist tale. It's a little of all and none of any. Probably something to skip, unless you're stuck on a plane and the other options are worse.
Predictable and standard fare, but the characters are appealing and the actors who play them are attractive, so I enjoyed watching this. There is also some gorgeous footage of what, per the credits, must the the Isle of Man. I really want to visit there now! So this also has the benefit of providing good armchair travel. If you're in the mood for a rather standard yet solidly-done coming-of-age story, give this s try.
This isn't anything revolutionary in terms of plot or genre, but it's entertaining and engaging enough to keep you attentive. Some unique cinematography and more graphic than I expected. There's not a lot of violence, but of what there is, it's pretty bloody and graphic. Brad Pitt is good, as are the rest of the actors. I'm surprised I never heard of this -- it's a solid & decent action/crime movie. Found the interspersing of political speeches throughout the film an interesting addition.