"If you look close enough, you'll find everyone has a weak spot. "An attorney intent on climbing the career ladder toward success, finds an unlikely opponent in a manipulative criminal he's trying to prosecute.
I thought the intellectual chess game between Anthony Hopkins and Ryan
Gosling was pure joy. What a pleasure to watch the two play mind games
with each other -- with the audience in on the action. Thought the pace
was good, the direction suspenseful. The only aspect of the movie that
I would say was less than A+ was the love interest between Ryan Gosling
and Rosamund Pike. I thought it a bit confusing that she was both his
boss and his love interest. Not sure they needed the full love interest
in the plot. All in all, a most entertaining movie. Other than that,
the plot line of the legal case was engaging, understandable and
realistic. I highly recommend it to those interested in movies that
make you think.