The crime is serious in scope, true. . . . But it was dopey in intention and plainly stupid in execution. The movie is so intent on depicting a sense of damage done—to the young mens’ sense of themselves, in particular—that it doesn’t seem to realize how the crime reads to the rest of us, who know serious true-crime fare when we see it, and who likely sense that this doesn’t quite qualify.
K. Austin Collins
May 31, 2018