This movie is absolutely riveting and wonderful. I didn't expect Billy Bob's performance to be THIS good, and that doesn't even start to cover it. From the first sequence I was completely hooked, even if the movie is developing quite slowly.
All the characters have this damaged quality to them and they just make you think it's so real, just like real life. The connection between the characters, sometimes the disconnect even, makes for great performances throughout the whole movie. The cinematography is superb also, and the directing style is flawless.
One of the best films and performances in modern cinematography. At timers it even reminded me of Daniel Day Lewis' performance in My Left Foot, but the characters are just different. They are rugged and raw and desperate, which only adds to this great movie's qualities. Just go and watch it already!