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A good movie

Since I had already seen the other movies  delivered by Scott Cooper so far, I thought I might as well check this one out. Well, from all the movies he has directed, I think this might be the best one so far. Indeed, what I loved the most about this movie was how fascinating those 2 brothers were thanks to some really strong performances from Christian Bale and Casey Affleck. Woody Harrelson was also really good in this movie. Still, even though the whole thing mostly worked for me, to be honest, the story was rather generic and predictable. Basically, it was a rather typical vengeance tale (the poster was also really stupid as it gave away way too much information) and, above all, from the moment Casey Affleck’s character died, the whole thing went pretty much on auto-pilot until the end which was too bad. Eventually, it seems that they have added a lot of stuff, most of it decent and interesting, mostly to hide the fact that the story was actually rather pedestrian. Take for example the very first scene. It was well done and well acted but what did it add to the story? Nothing much and that’s something that kept happening through the whole thing. To conclude, even if the story didn't completely work, thanks to the great actors involved, I still think it is worth a look, especially if you like the genre. 

Added by johanlefourbe
1 year ago on 13 December 2016 08:44