"Woody Harrelson's performance is indeed superb in this film, it's just a pity he is potraying such a charmless, self-pitying bully. The over-riding feeling is not sympathy with his plight, but that he deserves all he gets. Nobody else in the film is very likeable either. Add to that the intrusive background sound (to the point of making a lot of the dialogue inaudible), annoying hand-held camerawork, and a sordid feel to the whole proceedings and this makes for a depressing and gloomy experience. There's not even a very good or interesting story."