There's something really beautiful about this movie in cinematographic terms, even something remarkable about the rapport between the actors... Nonetheless, the cynical nature of its story is both distressing and redundant. Not sure I want to be reminded in this beautiful terms about how rich assholes always get away with it.
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.
Perhaps as a longer film, and certainly as a TV series, this would work better as a thorough investigation of individual guilt and the whole U.S. justice system; nevertheless, this is an excellent, underrated work. However, the main reason that makes the film riveting is Richard Gere's fantastic, pretty much pitch-perfect, performance.
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*