The best Ken Loach in at least a decade, aside from "The Wind That Shakes The Barley". The script is mostly realistic, although a little hokey at times, but the performances are great and the tone is perfect. Expecting no less from Loach, this film realistically captures the cynicism and a business-minded perspective of war, as well as the way it afflicts the returned soldier. A well crafted piece of cinema.
Ken Loach certainly knows how to make a good drama. This time around he looks at a story of a contractor returning from Iraq war, dealing with both the issues of settling back to normal life but also determined to find the answers to the unexplained death of his best friend in Iraq.