"Exactly what MikeT said.
I'd like to add that this is nowhere near 70s Lumet or Pakula's league - that's just lazy journalism making an easy comparison.
This is a bland, tepid movie: full of boring Hollywoodisms [nauseating score, dull redemptive character arcs, mild racism].
It's not bad, it's just horribly over-rated. |
Also interesting to see Affleck's character - who has been established as apparently being a bit of a drinker/on the skids/ out of shape etc - showing us his ripped, muscular chest and cancelling out all that character development in one shot."