A story about this — 2 years ago
For whatever reason, I kept thinking of “Mystic River” as I watched this. Maybe it was the trapped-in-the-old-neighborhood thing, or the four-guys-bonding thing, or the bottled-up-rage thing. Not sure. Affleck did well in all three of his roles, as writer, director, and main actor. He’s no Sean Penn, but he has his moments. The chase scene had me gripping the arms of the chair… narrow streets with blind corners do that. Interesting role for Jon Hamm (of Mad Men fame) as the lead FBI agent. One of Pete Postlethwaite’s last films, too. RIP.