You won't see more explosive acting this year. show more
Mr. Penn has been praised lavishly for his work in "Mystic River," in a role that was no reach for him at all, but this is one of the stand-out performances of his career, layered and exquisitely nuanced. And, remarkably, he's only one-third of a stellar ensemble.
This sad, staggering drama should be seen: out of the grimness, and the profound calamity, you can almost taste life in your mouth. show more