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.
A good effort from both Affleck brothers, and overall a well-executed, gritty (sort-of) procedural following a seemingly heinous crime in a blue collar Boston neighbourhood. Slick and almost documentary-like camera work, good performances, good pace, and enough crime and mystery to keep you interested. Main criticism here is the lack of real clues and hints, the crime is just solved in front of you all of a sudden.