This is an instance of a film where the highs are very high but the lows are way to frequent and dominant. 90% of the runtime consists of unengaging drama due to a meandering script. Some pivotal scenes fall flat thanks to Donald Sutherlands unconvincing performance, the opening tragedy in particular. That set the stage for a tentionless story.
I admire the unconventional narrative structure, chilling conclusion and thoughtfully placed imagery sprinkled throughout though. If only what surrounded those elements was of equal qaulity.