This is one of the most exciting films I've encountered recently. The acting is of a very high standard. Clive Owen is superb as the hero of the story. The supporting cast is also excellent. At first it seemed as if the movie was going to be the usual run of the mill thriller, but suddenly the plot takes off in the most spectacular and unexpected way. From start to finish I was hooked. There are several twists in the film that keep you in suspense. There are brief episodes of violence, but nothing too extreme.