Gotta admit, I'm not into gangster movies - I picked this up only because of Raúl Esparza who, to the surprise of no one, delivered an incredibly chilling performance as Nevada.
From the trailer I expected this to be some super cliché gangster story with tons of dead bodies, but even though the premise itself isn't new it turned out to be a well-written drama with believable characters, brought to life by a fine cast of actors. The kids deserve…
My main problem with the film was James Spader. I love the guy, love his voice and he did a great job, but after Boston Legal and The Blacklist he just didn't work as Ultron for me. Whenever I heard the voice I saw his face and expression in my mind, so the scenes with him were somehow detached from the Marvel universe. It would have worked better with a different actor who I don't like so much.
If you haven't seen it: There are 5 people on the cast list. Yes, 5. Those are all the people who appear on screen during the whole movie. And 3 of them are only in for like 10 minutes, the movie basically rests on the shoulders of Patrick Wilson and Ellen Page, and boy, can these two act! Especially Ellen Page, I mean, she was 18 (looking like 14) when the movie was made and she's simply incredible in it.…