dir. Brad Furman
I wouldn’t say that Matthew McConaughey is a bad actor. Overrated, perhaps, maybe even just badly cast, but not bad. The Lincoln Lawyer would be one of a few examples in which he was perfectly fit for the role. In fact, it is very well cast overall.
Clever writing scene to scene, which really helps to try and build some suspense and drive. You’ll notice I said “try”. A lot of great twists and turns ultimately have trouble finding a climax point. That, and make sure you’re paying attention, or you might get a little lost at the end.
The variations of all the aspects of the characters involved lead to some very interesting situations. There is also a lot of simultaneous character building and plot development.
Clean and to the point.
Great soundtrack, but the violent effects are a little bland overall. The movie can’t seem to decide which way to go on this point.
As I said, a little hard to follow at times, but the ending is satisfying regardless.
The film is a good counter-argument for when someone suggests a crappy thriller flick for movie night.