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  • Sheridan, so good in "Mud" with Matthew McConaughey, excels here as a vulnerable sapling. show more

  • As Wade, Gary Poulter is the most authentic-looking old drunk you'll ever see onscreen - something I thought before I knew the story of his casting: Poulter was a homeless man who was recruited by a casting director. He'd never acted before, and yet he's remarkable in this. show more

  • A beautiful film, shot by Tim Orr, that is elevated by Mr. Cage's stirring portrait of a violence-prone man who can't restrain himself from doing good. show more

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  • April 25, 2014 dukedewf
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    Good movie with an unorthodox plot. For me, Joe was a very conflicted character, and I'm not sure the actor or director knew just where to take him. It is emotionally arduous and often violet. However, it is one of Cage's best performances. Where did they find some of the unsavory cast??????

  • April 13, 2014 ds00000000190947
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    it's so hard to consider this a masterpiece of a man at war with himself, since there were clearly easier solutions. I just saw it as man with a death wish, not at war with himself. And mind u Joe's violent episodes were provoked. Thus his violent nature not really so much. Wait for video.

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