Alpha Dog ★★★

Better than I expected, but there is still some dodgy acting at times. Sharon Stone is a bit melodramatic. Justin Timberlake somehow comes out of this with one the stand-up performances, even if his voice does sound at times like he wants to break into his particular brand of R'n'B.
The pace is quite slow, but it builds up to a surprisingly melancholic finish (if you don't know the real-life events it is based upon).