One weird film , it did come together at the end , but it took a long time to get there , by which time most viewers had worked out who the bad guys was .
This film should have been a kicker - based on a well received potboiler-thriler, with a sultry southern gothic setting, with auteur Bertrand Tavernier's stateside debut, a close to flawless supporting cast of Goodman, Saarsgard, Steenburgen, Beatty and Macdonald, and finally the great Tommy Lee Jones, who from 2003 to the present, is in the midst of his best acting run since JFK.
Following the troubles shoot, there were 2 versions of this film released, the US producer's cut which we see here, and the director's cut which was released to continental Europe.
Kinda weird and hard to follow. Ended up falling asleep during it as well as it was so slow.
Surprise story. Gruesome murders within historical context of American Civil War. Long but engaging. Worth a sunday afternoon.
Bad goings on in the bayou. OK crime drama that gets quite confusing at times. The ghosts of the civil dead sequences don't work and come across as a bit daft.
I enjoyed the movie, but the accents are very strong and hard to understand at times. A touring holiday in 'The South' should be a good laugh.
Another movie to prove the acting ability of older actors.Tommy Lee Jones and John Goodman, even the names together do not seem to work, but that is as far as the thought goes, what a team, use any superlative you can think of, it comes down to one thing, incredible acting. If you like to be challenged in your thinking, do yourself a favour, watch this one, it's hot and steamy just like New Orleans.
This movie was terrible. It went nowhere and the finish left many questions unanswered. Very boring, waste of 2 hours
Good movie, but for the caliber of actors involved, a bit disappointing. Was slow in parts, but still a good movie overall.
Put this on my list without knowing much about it and was pleasantly surprised. Quality story telling that was rich and gritty. Tommy Lee was great!
A bit slow but l did enjoy : ]
I rather enjoyed it. Yes, there's plenty of bayou stereotypes and sometimes it needed sub-titles (them bayou folk sure do have drawly accents) but Tommy Lee Jones is pretty hard to resist. He's always good value. It's a good one to watch on a lazy Sunday when you don't want to tax your brain too much. The music's pretty good too.