A simplistic, minimalist movie about a journalist taking interest in a murder case and the main suspect. Studying both characters’ actions throughout, and grasping at straws in order to figure out the truth, despite how clear and believable the general consensus seems to be.
I’ve seen a lot of comments about miscasting the actors for the two main roles, with James Franco and Jonah Hill taking on that responsibility. However I felt that especially Franco hit the nail on the head with his performance, that of an unemotional and cryptic persona. Nothing special from Jonah Hill, neither bad nor good, he was decent in a role that didn’t allow much room for anything worth mentioning. On the other hand Felicity Jones, once again showcased her acting ability, in the limited amount she was involved; she has the making of a great actress.
Everything is on the simple side of things, never overcomplicating anything just for the sake of it, with very little up in the air, mostly conflicting emotions and opinions. It’s a movie that doesn’t involve anything fascinating, it’s just an intriguing story that holds up very well until the very end, providing us with food for thought with every questionable decision.
Thought-provoking at the very least, but don’t expect an action packed thrill-ride.