Bella la caduta morale del protagonista e l'analisi della sua psicologia.La narrazione è semplice e diretta, grazie ad una narrazione appassionante. Presenti alcuni difetti lievi e forzature, ma niente di ché. Viene mostrata una società che genera mostri e porta alla giustizia privata.La regia è molto buona e dà il giusto ritmo. La fotografia è curata e le scene d'azione sono chiare e ben fatte.Comprimari nella media
Overwrought but often inspired no-frills vigilante thriller. James Wan has a real gift for elevating simple, nasty, real-world setups to ridiculously operatic heights. Much of the drama rests squarely on Kevin Bacon's shoulders; what could've been a one-note, one-liner-murmuring turn is instead a very complete transformation from fidgety accountant to cold-blooded avenger. I am a sucker for shit like this, but still.
This movie fails at the emotional parts with its forced soundtrack but nails it's action scenes. Sure, you have to suspend disbelief that these gangsters have such bad aim but other than that it's got really smart action sequences. You can see the seeds of ideas being planted for fast and furious 7. Baco-bits has a great performance and looks badass at the end. Goodman and the main villain play their part well.
Quite simply, one of the best action films in the revenge plot structure I have ever seen. I liken Kevin Bacon's transformation from a loving, hardworking father into a hardened, gang-like criminal to De Niro's breakdown in Taxi Driver. It is a striking, winning performance that deserves attention. Certainly tastes of "Saw" here, with camera angles recalling those films, as well as the ticking clock feel. Excellent.
Starts out a mediocre crime drama before becoming an action movie that stretches credibility at every turn. The emotional moments were forced and obvious, and the action scenes bordered on the rediculous - all of it shot with some annoying, shaky handheld photography. Kevin Bacon actually gives a strong, naturalistic performance that's probably better than the movie deserves.