Disagree entirely. The script should be nominated for an Oscar. Wonderful script.
Un discreto film di genere, con un buon cast(anche se Tim Roth poteva essere sfruttato meglio),una solida sceneggiatura ed una regia intelligente ed umile. Senza molti fronzoli e vincoli narrativi,Jarecki ci propone uno spaccato del capitalismo moderno,in cui gli Eletti che detengono la ricchezza manovrano il mondo come burattinai,perchè in fin dei conti tutti hanno un prezzo e prima o poi l accordo si trova.3*
nothing really new... &... come on, everybody could make better fake-photos !!!
If you're waiting for the thrills with this movie, you're going to miss the movie entirely. Treat it like a drama. It's a very good, cold-hearted drama.
Richard Gere is excellent in this otherwise rather turgid drama about a successful Wall Street banker who finds himself in over his head when he flees the scene of a car accident that left his mistress dead. Now he risks not only exposing his crime, but his fraudulent deals. Mistakes bad decisions for moral complexity, becoming lost along the way between its two simultaneous dramas.
Chinatown updated for the financial collapse, delivered by actors who speak their lines with all the passion of a high school class forced to read Shakespeare aloud. Lighting sets new bar for banality. Excruciating.
I thought Jarecki did a really good job with the script. No visual flares, but this material doesn't call for it. The film is a good depiction of how certain people, high up in our society, can get away with "murder" and more. No consequences for the man with the right amount in his pocket book.
I like the finale a lot, where you are taken through the gala browsing elite crowd, and knowing the background story. Another notable scene is between Bryer (the cop) and the judge. Nicholas Jarecki is only 33 and worth to follow.