I finally saw this film yesterday. I avoided it in theaters due to luke warm reviews. I enjoyed Crash and In The Valley Of Elah more than this film, but Haggis did a good job. It was better than I was expecting, but still nothing amazing. I like Crowe and Banks, but the entire planning stage needed more zest and energy. I would rent it if you like Crowe and have some time to spend.
It manages to hold your interest for 2 hours, which is impressive, but the films biggest problem is that nothing extraordinary ever happens, although you get the imrpession that something truly remarkable is about to unfold before you and it never does. Something with a plot this ridiculous should be more exciting, no?