Excellent movie and the acting was great. Well worth watching a second time.
Brilliant acting, disc froze up a few times but persevered, loved the ending.
Did not realise till got disc this movie was on TV recently very late at night.
Not worth of Anthony Hopkins. Too placed. he was stilted in his manner and movement. May have been enjoyable if had not turned it off part way through.
Did try to watch it again but did not even get 10 mins into it.So posted it back asap
Enjoyable movie. Anthony Hopkins did not disappoint.
This wasnt a ad movie. Has you guessing the whole way thru !!
Convincing Actors As Well !!
this was a very good movie , full of suspense, with anthony hopkins in it , why would'nt it be .
Great action movie. I little predictable but well worth the watching. Lots of action. A few twists and just good mindless entertainment.
Great movie with a good twist. Can't beat a movie with Anthony Hopkins!
Edge of the seat thriller. How do you commit the perfect crime genre. Sir Anthony in a role as chilling ass Hannibal Lector . You know he is guilty, you know he has been caught, confessed, gne to trial. Then how does he manage to get away with it? Beautifully filmed and acted. Worth watching twice to see how cleverly the clues have been planted.
Really enjoyed it, great acting but a bit of an anti-climax at the end.
The story line was intertwined and the solution to the murder was unclear until nearing the end.
Enjoyed the suspense until the end.
A great movie that had me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. A lot of twists and turns and fantastic acting.
Clever plot-line with fine acting. You won't be disappointed.
This was the best film I have seen for a while. Anthony Hopkins is terrific.
Most enjoyable and highly recommended.
As with most films in which Anthony Hopkins stars, this is brilliant. Clever plot and plentty of suspense.
An attorney intent on climbing the career ladder toward success, finds an unlikely opponent in a manipulative criminal he's trying to prosecute. Anthony Hopkins is in great form in this very enjoyable movie.
A well executed film. This film grabs you from the opening titles and you know it's going to be good right until the end scene. I Loved the opening titles with the strange contraption that's featured, that the character played by Anthony Hopkins has created himself. A good legal thriller that keeps you guessing to the end as to how Mr. Crawford (Anthony Hopkins) is going to get away with it?. Good performances from Anthony Hopkins.
(He, like Jack Nicholson, are from a special mould and they just nail it everytime), but was expecting a lttle more from Ryan Gosling the prosecuting lawyer, Willy) but he doesn't deter from the film and it's worth getting out nonetheless.
Althought Anthony Hopkins is amazing like always this is just another movie that is based on a twist at the end. You spend all this time watching a movie only for a one sentance twist at the end. Come on.
What a great story line and great ending well worth watching if you like Anthony Hopkins.
Absolute rubbish, what a waste of one rental for the month.
Anthony Hopkin's sinister character and an entruiging plot promised much but the movie all but ground to a yawning halt. Basing the outcome on a legal interpretation left it wallowing amongst the barage of TV legals that we get hammered with.
Entertaining movie with a good plot, good twists, and a good cast.
Really Enjoyed this Movie,Anthony Hopkins at his brilliant Best ,Very good Storyline.
This movie certainly gets you hooked and had a great storyline
keeps you thinking the whole way through - great performances and good twist at the end. brillant!
A decent B-grade thriller with not enough punch in the final act to make it truly memorable. I saw the ending from miles off.
played very well by Anthoney Hopkins, executing his roll to perfection, a real turn about at the end, not what we were antisapting
Hopkins playing a bit like Hannibal. Very intelligent but criminal. Although in this case, he is not inherently evil, just pushed that way by the behaviour of a infidel wife. He hatches a plan to bury her and her boyfriend and keeps you guessing along the way.
This movie was GREAT. A real little surprise package. Anthony Hopkins is wonderful and Ryan Gosling is excellent in this mystery thriller which keeps you guessing the whole time.....it's a very clever story and really entertaining. You will love it!!
Thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Good acting and storyline. My only criticism is the persistence with Directors in using too much dark in night scenes. The old hands seemed to manage to easily convey a night scene and still let the viewer see what was going on. Perhaps they are now being cheap.
Brilliant movie, don't miss out!
Great contrast between a cocky lawyer on his way up, a smart business man who just get's out of his depth and a lieutenant who get's his "you know what" caught in all the wrong places. Hopkins and Gosling go head to head and what a head bang this movie is. It leaves you on the edge of your seat all the way to the end. Love it! One of the best crime and court room movies I've seen.
Hopkins plays these roles so well - in fact the best Ive ever seen. Gosling is a rising talent and really does an outstanding job in a demanding role. Great storyline supports the quality cast
Anthony Hopkins is brilliant as the bad-guy and Ryan Gosling is excellent as the good-guy. Thrillers are a bit formula-like these days - a bit of "wait until the twist at the end" but the superb acting lifts this above the usual.
its a bit slow and drawn out, Anthony hopkins anthony hopkins could have chosen a better part.
"Absolutely Brilliant". One of the best movies I have seen for a very long time. Great plot, I love Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling was excellent as well. Do yourself a favour and watch a seriously good film!
Anthony Hopkins back to his best as the baddie, reminisce back to the Silence of the Lambs days. Good movie, even though Gosling was flat. Good twist at the end but.
Great movie and a great vehicle for Anthony Hopkins. Clever storyline and tight plot. If only more movies were done like this.
As usual Anthony Hopkins doesn't give a poor performance. He holds your interest till the end of the movie and you have to pay attention to everything not to miss anything. The cast he is with does not let the movie down for what could turn out to be just another cop/murder movie.
Great story and performances, worth a watch.
If it wasn't for Anthony Hopkins' performance this would be a complete waste of time. The plot is completely unbelievable although quite predictable and there were many irrelevant scenes which seem to have been added for filler and the other actors really are just average. I'd like to give this a 2.5 stars really :)
Never been disappointed by Anthony Hopkins! Ryan Gosling - a good bit of eye candy.
Ryan Gosling was very clever in this, he at times hid his emotions very well, was very passionate about his goal. Anthony Hopkins was very menacing, very evil. This was a good thriller, twists and turns throughout.
This movie is stuctured around the plot device so favoured by Hollywood, the courtroom drama. There must be one set in every studio permanently erected because it won't be long before it is needed again. The legal processes side of things portrayed in the movie is so thin you would have to be in grade 8 or so not to see the holes in it. What saves this movie is the acting ability of Anthony Hopkins. He hardly makes a gesture ("Willy" please take notice) He is able to show with his face and the nuances of his voice the emotions the part makes him feel. Worth the going with the "plot that could never happen" to see Hopkins in action.
Excellent film with Gosling's character developing believably. I guessed how it was done! That didn't spoil it for me, however as the storyline was very clever and Anthony Hopkins is so good at being the evil genius!
Excellent movie. Highly recommended. Kept me guessing!!
Was an interesting movie kept you watching just to see where it was going next!
This was a very good movie
A brilliant thriller - Anthony Hopkins at his best!
A good movie. I got exactly what I expected. An enjoyable experience, decent acting and good plot.
A pretty simple – but highly unusual – story of crime and justice. It keeps you guessing which way it’s going to go – and the clues are easy to miss, but are revealed in the end. All in all a great movie. The DVD has a few deleted scenes and alternative endings which are worth contemplating whether they would have made it better.
Great performances by all. Feasible plot with no frills. A typical case unfolds of "never count your chickens..."
Loved this movie with all the twists & plots, best thriller i've seen in a long time.
one of anthony hopkins best
FANTASTIC. leaves you guessing right down to the last minute, reminds me of the movie of killing your husband twice (can't remember the name) but this one was a hell of alot better
Fantastic story with great characters and plot. Just when you think you have it all worked out the plot twists again. Riviting viewing all the way to the end. Not be missed.
A careful and well constructed film, with lots of surprises - including the performance by Ryan Gosling, which in my opinion is better than Hopkin's. One is left feeling a little unsatisfied at the end, but it's hard to explain precisely why.
In the end this is a pretty thin film, but it's made with such panache and top performances that you forgive it. A good watch, this one.
Excellent movie. Well-written and superbly acted.
Mystery rather than thriller, this is too evenly paced to excite much but it does drag you in. Anthony Hopkins mesmerises with his understated performance. I knew there was a twist coming at the end but didn't anticipate it. Nicely done.
Anthony Hopkins was excellent as usual, I thought it a very good movie. I was a tad disappointed with the ending though. I think you would have to make up your own mind about his fate in the end but overall this movie will keep you guessing.
Good performances all round, nicely plotted, the alternate endings better than the included one.
Great movie keeps you watching right to the very end.
A claverly implemented murder case almost lets the perpetrator go free. Many twists and turns eventualy convict the killer. Great movie.
Ok plot build, but the twist is a bit flat
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. The plot was tight, the acting superb and an all round great way to spend some time. I highly recommend this movie. Anthony Hopkins proves again why he is such a first-rate actor.
What a fantastic movie that panders to those who enjoy a good psychological thriller, drama, murder story. Just loved Hopkins in this one.
Excellent movie definatly worth the watch.
absolutely brilliant!! kept us guessing the whole time. not the ending at all we expected. i want his marble machine! love it! so good to finally watch a movie that keeps you hooked the whole time.
This is probably the best film I've seen this year. It is an engaging thriller despite the ending being obvious too early for my liking. The actors were all great especially Anthony Hopkins as the wealthy man accused of killing his wife and Ryan Gosling as the prosecuting attorney. You could do far worse than watch this.
An excellent performance by Anthony Hopkins. He makes a good villian. My only gripe was that it was too much in the dark.
Not a bad movie, nothing to really keep you on the edge of the seat though.
A reasonably lacklustre peformance by Anthony Hopkins.
There are worse ways to waste a couple of hours.
Clever psychological drama. Everytime I thought I had it figured out there was a new twist. And what more can you say about Hopkins...ever brilliant. I loved the witty script and the pacing that never left you bored. Highly recommend this one.
Me & My husband both loved this movie.
At last, a decent plot and an engaging character or two!
Thrilling from start to finish. A classy "how did he do it" more than a "who dunnit" with exceptional performances from the brilliant Hopkins and nuanced Gosling.
Excellent - nice twist, good story, brilliant acting from Anthony and Ryan.