This is a film that should work - the story itself has a horrible crime at its core that should stir some emotion in a viewer, the performances in the film are all good and there is an interesting dynamic to explore. Yet, despite these elements, there is a strong feeling of detachment to the characters that prevents one from ever really engaging with the story. It is difficult to connect with the central protagonist at all, despite a good performance from Hill, as the film offers very little insight into his character. Furthermore, even without any knowledge of the crime itself, the central mystery of whether Franco's character is guilty or not is never really in doubt to a viewer. Strangely uninvolving
I was pretty hyped to see the duo on a more 'serious' movie, and I wasn't disappointed. They both have above decent performances and prove they're not just your funny guys. The movie itself feels a little bit forced at times and I don't really liked how it developed and ended, but since it's based on a true story there isn't really someone to blame. Overall it's an interesting movie to watch, especially if you're a fan of James Franco and Jonah Hill.
Man, what should I tell you? Despite what other people argue here I really doubted this man was guilty of anything. Sometimes it felt uncomfortable the exchange the two main characters had through the movie, I was almost sure one of them will jump and attack the other.
I'm really pleased with this movie, and was cool to see Jonah Hill in other thing than doing comedies, the guy isn't Channing Tatum but is one of those Hollywood top-payed actors, how about that, ha!
I thought the previews was the best parts of this movie, very disappointed, thought this was going to be better:(
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