This is really a superlative little thriller. Michael C. Hall plays a simple, average guy who happens to shoot an intruder in his home one night. From there, I will tell you absolutely nothing; in fact, I'd recommend not even watching the trailer as it does blow one really good twist, though if you've seen the trailer already, don't worry - there are plenty more to come. It's often very tense and features a trio of excellent lead performances from Hall, Sam Shephard (better than he's been in years) and Don Johnson (great to see you again, dude!). The film loses a bit of steam at the climax, which oversimplifies things more than I wish it had. But, while it's not as good as Blue Ruin, a truly landmark thriller from earlier this year, it's darn close. Like Blue Ruin, by the way, it has a title that I do not understand at all, but that's forgivable. Taut, intricate, consistently surprising, with excellent performances and characterization. Great thriller. Highly recommended. **** stars.
Je n'aime pas dans les vieux films américains quand les conducteurs ne regardent pas la route. Et de ratage en ratage, on s'habitue à ne jamais dépasser le stade du brouillon. La vie n'est que l'interminable répétition d'une représentation qui n'aura jamais lieu.