the audience applauded
This is a coming of age storyline that you've seen in one form or another for decades. It takes a truly unique voice to make yet another one worth watching.
It’s fine. It's literally the definition of a fine movie. You’ve seen it before, you know every beat and outcome before the characters even do. Only question is how much escapism you’re looking for.
An ex cop out for justice, its all been done before only much much better.
The main character played by Karl Urban is framed for a murder and gets jailed. On release he must make the connections to piece together what really happened.
I found the movie a disappointment. I don't really care that the plot isn't particularly original. It's how it plays out that counts. It's whether it's engaging and suspenseful. Unfortunately, this is neither.It almost plays out like a documentary of events. The acting and script lack passion. Karl Urban bared plenty of chest during the 96 minutes but very little expression or emotion. Was he
miscast or was this just a bad script?
I did watch it to the end and whilst there is a minor twist in the final scenes, even that didn't rescue the boredom.My rating 4/10
Passes the time but not recommended.
I truly enjoyed this movie! The casting and acting were spot on and I especially loved Trai Byers in the role of Chuck Cummings. It was a small but powerful part and Trai was exceptional. While it differs a bit from the book it was based on, it was still quite engaging. Having read other books by JP O'Donnell, I look forward to a sequel!
Engaging story-line, with lots of action and suspense. I loved the surprise ending which was absolutely worth the wait. I would highly recommend this movie- you won't be disappointed!
Harrison Tweed (Top Dawg)
The 96 min length felt like 3 hours in this overly dragged out slow paced mess. Was there even an editing department involved with this production? The writing/screenplay and directing by Bobby Moresco was atrocious - a high school drama student could have done better. The score was all over the place. The acting was OK for B-grade actors except for Karl Urban, who's performance was a disaster. His monotonic dialogue and wax expressions made it seem like this was his first acting role. It's also pathetic to see all 8 and above reviews only reviewed this film, thus all fakes. Sad to see the producers needing to trick the viewers in seeing this disaster. It's an honest and generous 3/10 from me.