The movie is slow. No doubt about it. The performances were great, especially Paul Giamatti's, but I just don't think there was enough to it. It was like watching a play that just wasn't moving forward fast enough. The message was great and near the end they upped the ante. There were great long shots and probably only 5 cuts in the last 12 minutes. Don't go see this in theaters, but if you like Cronenberg, rent it.