I had been dying to see this film ever since it came out, I missed it at the cinema so bought it on DVD when it came out. The performances are the strongest part of this film for me, Casey Affleck is amazing as Patrick. I had seen him in a few things before this but he really gives a great performance here. Also starring is Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris and Michelle Monaghan so as you can see the cast is pure class and they are all on top form here.
As I am sure everybody knows this was Ben Afflecks debut as a director. Before this he had been going through a little bit of a decline with his career then he starred in Hollywoodland in 2007 and then came this film so I think it's save to say he is back on form. This film really is beautifully shot and you can tell that Ben Affleck has a promising career in directing ahead of him.
There's a lot going on in this film as it deals with a number of issues, police corruption, underworld dealing and family relations. But it's the choice between doing the right thing and doing the just thing that is the main theme throughout the film, the ending will keep you thinking about what you would have done for quite a while. Top class film.