Excellent performances by Clive Owen and Billy Crudup can’t disguise the fact that there’s absolutely nothing here we haven’t seen too many times before.
For an excellent illustration of how The Smurfette Principle guides filmmaking, one need only look at the posters used to sell movies.
A pungent reek of testosterone stinks up this high-toned apologetic for vigilantism and revenge. Still: great performances! (new DVD/VOD US/Can)
Glad to see that someone is finally telling the untold stories about men and violence, and the relationships between brothers and fathers and sons. We never see such things on the big screen.