Rewatched May 20, 2012
Andrew James’s review:
Not as amazing as I thought. The movie is commendable on several levels. The cinematography (anyone need a cigarette?) and performances are outstanding. The film's message is a good/interesting one too.
But it kinda says what it wants to in about 5 minutes and then is pretty matter of fact, flat line dialogue for the duration. It's entirely watchable, but it's not particularly riveting. There's a dark shadow that hangs over the movie as if something bad could happen at any moment (in the plot) - but nothing ever does. It kind of just bangs the same simple message over and over again.
Again, the look of the film and the performances makes this worth a watch, but after a second viewing, I've determined that this movie is very very overrated.