After watching this I ran across someone saying they fell asleep during this movie. Sometimes I really feel out of touch with the modern film going audience. I haven't been this engaged in a story in a good long time.
This is Steven Soderberg's new film, this alone means you should watch it. The cast alone is a treat. Don Cheadle, Benicio Del Toro, David Harbor, Jon Hamm, Brendan Fraser, Ray Liotta, Kieran Culkin and Bill Duke for some name drops. What a cast!
This film is extremely hard to review as it has so many twists and turns. Sadly, I can't talk much about this one without spoiling it. On the surface it's a crime drama. At first I thought this was a remake of The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) but no that's only the starting point.
Don Cheadle and Benicio Del Toro are hired for a couple of hours to watch over a family. The husband/father is forced to obtain an unknown document against his will. The story essentially begins here.
Everything goes to hell very quickly and the story revolves around finding the entities that are running this entire show. So much is happening at every turn and this could do with several viewings.
This is something to experience and is classic Soderberg. All the information you need to start this film is in the directors surname.
This is a high 7 in the rating department. I don't understand the audience rating. The film is a brisk 90 minutes and is extremely engaging. Maybe no explosions or blue beams forming in the sky? This is worth your time.
Rotten Tomatoes is telling me the critics give this a 91% with an audience score of 61%.
Good job on the folks cutting the trailer. A snappy cut without spoiling the movie. We need more of this.
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