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
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.