A pretty cliche story depicting the effects of war and how it affects the soldiers that returns to civilian life but unable to settle in completely without encountering some problems psychologically.
The actors, especially Sam by Tobey Maguire is portrayed well in his changes from a loving father and loyal marine to someone who is forced to kill his man and live his life carrying guilt.
Actors play a superb role in this film, or otherwise everything else is actually pretty flat and the music doesn’t really stand out too much too.
Pacing is alright but there’s perhaps just a little too few screentime of the part when Sam is being kidnapped to show his changes from a normal guy to a depraved one.
Overall, a pretty good film for 7.5/10.