The director John Crowley made a film about forgiveness in gloomy tones. The english rain accompanies the hero's attempt to create in 24 of the life it deserves. But how hard is for someone to finally accept the label of criminal we all put in for years and suddenly refused over who had used? The search for identity and role of the social environment in this is the same for the suffocating Eric and his years in the cell.
Andrew Garfield manages well with the complexity of the character of a hero who seems to be a 10th anniversary in the body of a 24 year old. The time for him stopped when he entered the black hole of juvenile prison and his only ally in return is his mentor Terry.Peter Mullan who embody, interpret with tenderness the father figure who tries to prevent the collapse of a false identity. The film ends in Brighton, causing mixed feelings of redemption and pessimism.