Number of Times Seen – 1 (29 Dec 2014)
Brief Synopsis – Two owners of a bar under protection of the Chechnian mafia must try and figure out how to repay them after they are held up one night and lose $5000.
My Take on it – I had lots of high hopes for this movie based on the fact that it was based on a Dennis Lehane story and stars both Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini (in his final role).
Lehane has written some great crime novels that were properly adapted to the screen.
The plot itself here isn’t really that interesting and the way things are explained doesn’t always make sense. Perhaps in the story it is explained better, but it just got lost in the transfer to the screen.
The pacing isn’t great and it’s quite easy for your mind to wander while you wonder what really is going on.
Guess I’ll just have to chalk this up to another mediocre crime film
Bottom Line – Exoected much more from a story by Dennis Lehane starting both Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini. Parts drag on and there are so many things not explained properly onscreen that its easy to stop paying attention.
Rating – BAFTA Worthy
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