I will always vote in favour for interesting failures from, in fact, great directors (think Kevin Kostner's "Waterworld" or, better, "The Postman", but don't go as far as "Heaven's Gate") than uninspiring, but solid successes.
This one is exactly that - having all the style (and other ingredients) of great Michael Mann, overall result is a mess.
Continuing the estabilished trend, Bennet Miller's "Foxcatcher" is one of the most subtle, nuanced mainstream dramas of recent years and delivers powerhouse performances of all three male leads, especially from almost-unrecognizeable Carrell.
Follow this one, as the nominations are sure to follow.
Tough, gritty and quietly powerful, this film not only delivers great Guy Pearce and surprising Robert Pattinson performances, but also answers one of the most important questions out there - is Australia really the best place to be after the apocalypse? Definetely not!
With influences ranging from "Max Max" (the 1st one) to "High Plains Drifter", this is "The Road: Down Under". Highly recommended!