An original, staggering work of art. There is nothing quite like it.
J.C. Chandor's third feature is a patient yet thrilling yarn that's generated comparison to greats like Lumet and Scorsese. While the comparison fits in terms of a crime story set in the big apple, What's missing is that extra grip those filmmakers tightened with when telling stories. I felt the dilemma at the centre of Oscar Isaac's calm, assured businessman, but it fell shy of any extremities that would deflate someone physically and emotionally, as depicted brilliantly by Treat Williams'…