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Kept me engaged
on September 9, 2013
Watched this movie because my daughter's college was involved in the production. I expected a "student-quality" film, nothing more. Instead I found myself totally immersed in the film and found that the plot kept driving me toward fist-clenching worry. In the end, I felt it was a good movie that I'd enjoy watching again.
There are movies that will scare you more. There are movies that will have bigger, better special effects. But this is a movie that will pull you in and have you pulling for characters you care about.
A few comments referencing other reviews:
- I don't think I'd let an 8-year old watch this movie. There was a bit too much blood in in, and a 10-year old faced with some tough stuff.
- I, too, wished for a better explanation for the bombing. While the explanation is given, it didn't make complete sense. Then again, I thought, if someone is insane enough to commit insane violence, would I expect that person to make sense? Timothy McVeigh never did. John Lennon's killer didn't either.
- I agree that this movie had some lessons to teach, and I thought those lessons were presented well. It's good to see a lead character with some moral fortitude. It's also good to see people fail morally, realize they've done so, and resolve to be better in the future.
In other words, don't expect a blockbuster, but expect to enjoy this film.