Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain! It's just Ben Affleck trying to fool you into thinking he's a real filmmaker with a bunch of gimmick twists that would make even M. Night Shyamalan groan.
This is an amazing movie. It took me 2 viewings to come to this conclusion but it has fast become one of my favourite movies from the past few years. Both Affleck brothers turn in fantastic work. Zero sugar coating to be found, as gritty as they come and morally challenging. A really great piece of work.
I'm going to be honest, the first time I saw this film I thought that since it was directed by Ben Affleck (who I seriously dislike as an actor) that it was going to be utterly crap. I'm glad I was proven wrong.
If there's one thing Ben Affleck is good at doing, it's convincing me to never visit Boston. It didn't particularly captivate me while I was watching it, but it held my interest. I thought the whole explanation behind the kidnapping was a little bogus though.