this really is a gem of a film. it takes about 15 mins to get in to it, and then it hooks you in with a twist you don't see coming. it then takes you back to the moments leading up to this point. it's a well thought out film and the economic ramblings of a juicebox drinking drug dealer epitomise this. there are several twists and turns throughout with some solid acting performances from brolin and nivola. witherspoon is okay in her role, but the role itself is a little weak at times. although this reaches nowhere near the echelons that 'the game' and other films in the thriller genre reach, this is still a wothwhile watch that will keep you guessing.