As a child saw the tape with this film at home, my parents, and I always was drawn to the cover. But to get to the content I never could. Now, being already in conscious age, saw on the Internet the cover of this film and she again caught my eye. Doubt to watch or not to watch was not.
The first thing I would like to say, despite its length, the film does not seem slow. Absolutely. Although I usually seem prolonged even movies that are an hour and forty. All submitted so atmospheric, so intriguing that the time goes completely unnoticed. And the story itself is developing as it should. Can’t imagine this film cropped.
Another plus is the cast. I liked how the actors really lived through everything that happened with the characters. You feel their pain, their suffering, their burden. You live it all through. Yes and charisma the actors are not left out, especially Sean Penn.
The atmosphere of the film is also one of its huge advantages. You’re immersed in it so that at the end it is very difficult going back to reality.
Are unable, however, to point out the cons. For me, it remains unclear ending. But not in the sense that it is complex. It’s not clear why. Why a man knowing that another has killed an innocent silent? Why one gets away with everything and another is not? Also, as I thought, not disclosed the theme of linking the past with the present. The story line of pedophilia is extremely weak, although it is so sensitive issue that in order to “penetrate” the viewer to do almost nothing. But then completely failed.
As a result, I can say that the movie was good, but not masterpiece. And if you consider it from the point of view of the detective, it is generally weak. In the end the killer could be anyone, even the janitor, because all two hours of the film gathered detectives were useless.
7 out of 10