Synopsis: A group of young eco-activists plot to blow up a dam but the result isn't quite what they expected.
Stan's thoughts: I'm bored of seeing Jesse Eisenberg playing the quiet, moody guy - he can do so much more, The Double gave a hint of it. The problem with this film is that he is so quiet and moody you never really get a sense of what is going on in his head, what is motivating him. And it is similar with the other activists played by Peter Sarsgaard and Dakota Fanning.
I'm all for films that don't patronise the audience but this is a film that is about consequence of action and for that I feel you need slightly more fleshed out characters particularly as the second half plays out.
It starts off promisingly, the first half carries with it a nice tension as the group plan and attempt to execute their act of eco-terrorism but feels like it runs out of steam in the second half.
- Stan’s 50%
- IMDB 61%
- Metascore 75%
- Rotten Tomatoes 86%
- RT Audience Rating* 46%
* Based on number of people who rated the film 3.5/5 and higher