Mystery Thriller - This is a dark, dramatic thriller aimed at an adult audience. Fans
of all three stars will have a lot to savor here, and while Julia
Roberts has the smallest role of the three, her change of pace role
is the main showcase. Language, violence, and very bleak subject
matter make the film not for kids despite the fairly mild PG-13 rating.
Chiwetel Ejiofor Z FOR ZACHARIAH, 12 YEARS A SLAVE, SALT, 2012 Nicole Kidman BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP, THE RAILWAY MAN, STOKER Julia Roberts AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, MIRROR MIRROR, LARRY CROWNE Wri/Dir: Billy Ray BREACH
PROFANITY: 1 F-word; 5 S-words; 2 GD's; many others. SEX/NUDITY: None. VIOLENCE: Fights, beatings with blood. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol. ACTION: Chases and fires. COMEDY: Rare comic lines and dog humor.
Roger EbertFull Review Below Average ...what is missing is the type of hold-your-breath tension provided by good thrillers. Neither the camerawork nor the editing between 2002 and the current timeline manages to stir up much excitement.
NY PostFull Review Below Average ...flatly directed and risibly written by Billy Ray, is saddled with endless coincidences, questionably motivated characters and an utterly laughable climax.
Rolling StoneFull Review Below Average Not such a good idea remaking the 2009 Argentine thriller that won the Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar. The Americanized version is miscast, misguided and misbegotten.
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Based on a theater exit polling of 52 moviegoers:
TEENS: One male loved it and one rated it "Below Average." Both the females loved it.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: The lone male loved it. The lone female rated it "above average."
ADULTS: Fairly mixed reviews from the males. Three loved it, two enjoyed it very much, one rated it "Average" and two rated it "Below Average." The females reviews are good, but not quite great. Half loved it and another 20% rated it "Above Average," but 30% felt it was only an "Average" movie (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable.
A tight-knit team of rising FBI investigators – Ray (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Jess
(Julia Roberts), along with their District Attorney supervisor Claire (Nicole
Kidman) – is suddenly torn apart when they discover that Jess's teenage daughter
has been brutally and inexplicably murdered.
Now, thirteen years later, after obsessively searching every day for the elusive
killer, Ray finally uncovers a new lead that he's certain can permanently
resolve the case, nail the vicious murderer, and bring long-desired closure to
his team. No one is prepared, however, for the shocking, unspeakable secret that
will reveal the enduring, destructive effects of personal vengeance on the human