Garfield's acting is everything. Love the setting and the cinematography that gives such a perfect vibe to the movie. Perfect colors for a movie full of anxiety. It tells everything bluntly without being over the top. It played with my emotions, kind of intensely, but it got me good.
I think it questions the whole idea of rehab/punishment system and puts a serious problem regarding public surveillance through media, cctv, photos and all that. Not to mention friendship based on identity. "This is the end of line, darling. For a moment I thought you were dead."
Very difficult subject to talk about, rehabilitation of a murderer. At one hand the movie shows a young man who wants to redeem himself for the mistake in his youth but on the other hand, he did help in killing a little girl. The movie makes you feel sympathy for the boy, and makes you think "why can't people understand he's trying to make it better" but when you put yourself in the other people's shoes...
Another late night discovery on TV. The film explores rehabilitation, vigilantism and to a lesser extent today's media. By only revealing the protagonist's background step by step the viewer is placed in a situation similar to the people around him and has to deal with the same questions. Good acting.
A great movie! I've heard loads about it, everyone saying it was really good but I didn't have any clue to what the story was about. I think it was good not to know. Andrew Garfield did some great acting. A really dark and depressing movie, you really feel bad for him. He just really isn't that boy anymore! I also think the relationship between Terry and Jack/Eric is really nicely portaited. Like father and son.