REVIEWS

“A masterpiece of suspense. Everything – the hand-held camerawork the swift editing, the anxious music – contributes to an overpowering sense of danger. Played with tiger-shark ferocity by Michael Shannon. He is the film’s center of gravity – its supernova. Stunningly effective. Concise, emotionally potent storytelling.”

THE NEW YORK TIMES

A.O. Scott

“Phenomenal! Pulses with energy from the very beginning. Driven by great performances from Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon and Laura Dern.”

ROGEREBERT.COM

Brian Tallerico

“A terrifically acted nail-biter”

TELEGRAPH

“Absolutely riveting! An edge-of-your-seat thriller.”

DEADLINE

“Michael Shannon magnetizes all eyes.”

TIME MAGAZINE

Richard Corliss

“Andrew Garfield & Michael Shannon bring the house down.”

MTV.COM

Alex Zalben

“Andrew Garfield breaks your heart.”

VANITY FAIR

Eric Snider

“Thrillingly urgent mainstream entertainment.”

BBC CULTURE

“Instantly gripping and edge-of-your-seat tense!”

INDIEWIRE

Jessica Kiang

“★★★★”

TIME OUT

“Undeniably Rousing.”

VARIETY

Guy Lodge

Laura Dern is eternally great!”

ROGEREBERT.COM

Brian Tallerico

“Hugely Important.”

HITFIX

Catherine Bray

"The best American movie of the year, and what may be the most important American feature film of the past five years" Michael Shannon is among the best actors in American film."

HUFFINGTON POST

Jon Eig

"Urgent and timely. Andrew Garfield's performance burrows deep. Michael Shannon gives a tour-de-force turn. You can't look away. 4 stars."

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Joe Neumaier

“Writer-director Ramin Bahrani’s best film yet. A dynamite performance by Michael Shannon that showcases his formidable gifts.”

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Kenneth Turan

"Michael Shannon channels his character's demons with supernatural discipline. Sensational."

NEW YORK MAGAZINE

David Edelstein

“One of the most interesting, elegantly crafted and … elating films to come along in recent memory. A movie that should be seen. Michael Shannon is an actor of singular power. Andrew Garfield gives a phenomenal performance. A virtuoso director, Ramin Bahrani, working from a thumbscrew of a screenplay he wrote with Amir Nadeeri and Bahareh Azimi.”

WALL STREET JOURNAL

Joe Morgenstern

"5 stars. A gripping thriller."

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

David Lewis

"You can' take your eyes off of Michael Shannon. 4 stars."

THE BOSTON GLOBE

Ty Burr

"Michael Shannon is one of those rare actors that has such an unwavering talent that an audience knows that if he is on screen, the project is almost guaranteed to be better for it."

LARRY KING NOW

Larry King