If it weren't for Jack O'Connell's jawline I wouldn't have bothered finishing it. Very boring and unimaginative. Be prepared to see every prison film cliche mish mashed into one. Pair this with a plot that drags longer than a stubborn old man's dying breath, and you've got yet another pile of shit from this awful director who should have stopped long ago.
Good prison drama with a stellar turn by O´Connell and Mendelsohn. The story might be slight in parts and its a shame that the father son angle is not fully explored. Still be dialogue and ambiance feels genuine and the desperation and grit is palpable. But in the end it does not come together as I wished it would and the coda seems a bit rushed. Still an engaging movie both both heart and soul.