What could have been, and should have been an outstanding piece of film making, this film left me cold and void after watching it. Not because of the plot and story line of the film but of the poor acting by some of the best Hollywood has to offer. Julianne Moore, was totally unfeeling and unemotional in this film. It was as though she was forcing herself to act in this film. Clive Owen was totally unbelievable and again it was though he was forcing his lines and really did not want to be where he was. Thank goodness Michael Caine was excellent in this film, as always, or it would have been a total loss.
The plot and storyline was well written, the screenplay, could have had more depth to it, and the subplots were almost meaningless. The cinematographer was better than most, but still not par excellence as it should have been.
This film was heralded as the film to beat for Best Picture of the year, unfortunately it did not live up to it’s hype and wasn’t even nominated. A very big disappointment. D