Starring Casey Affleck, Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba, Ned Beatty, Simon Baker, Elias Koteas, Tom Bower, Bill Pullman, Brent Briscoe, Liam Aiken and Jay R. Ferguson.
Directed by Michael Winterbottom.
Some movies can be really well-made but are so repellant at their core that it overrides whatever technical expertise or finesse it took to put it all together. Casey Affleck mumbles his way through this period drama about a small-town deputy sheriff who one day decides to beat a woman to death. After that, more and more bodies are left in his wake as he continues to cover his tracks. The movies invites the audience to be as detached from the killings as the protagonist, but why should they want to?