Misconceived on a near tragic level. Bier's secondary attempt in American filmmaking aims for a grandiose take on the level of 'Babitt', 'Greed' or perhaps 'McCabe and Mrs Miller' but fails to achieve anything remotely interesting. outside strong production values and an interesting turn by young Lawrence. One wonders what wound up on the cutting room floor as this film seems shorn down from something much longer
Both Lawrence and Cooper made their characters more likable than the screenplay allows, so instead of having depth and layers they come out as confusing and with questionable motivations. Sadly, the whole film missed its genre - it's treated as a vintage melodrama, despite the story being a thriller.
I can’t tell if this movie was supposed to be about the inevitable rupture of the ideals of family and wealth under capitalism or if the narrative just fell apart for no reason. There are so many components that should work really well but don’t.
Retirei apenas duas conclusões deste filme: A primeira, que isto é um pseudo-Western depressivo e, a segunda, que a Jennifer Lawrence fica bem em qualquer "outfit". Como tal, não reti nada em especial - como podem observar.
When reading the plot one would thinkthat the story would end up becoming a good film. Unfortunately, it ended up becoming one huge mess. Starting with the laughable script that never allows its characters to be more than lousy caricatures, and finishing with the terrible direction. Bier never brings life or elevates the story, ending up in 2 wasted hours of the viewer's life. And then there's the god-awful acting