May 12, 2012
This movie was an intense thriller. There was a lot of gore and violence, but all of it moved the story forward and was not for shock. It reminded me of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. It is one of those magic trick movies where the lead character is unlikable and everything in their life goes from bad to unescapable. One tragic decisions spirals into a series of over-his-head violence. The trick is how the character becomes likable and all the insane threads pull into a tight resolution. In that way, it was the best of Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.