I really prefer action drama movies so approving this movie is an attribute of sorts. As I watched this movie I kept thinking that the script was targeted for the live stage as the location changes were infrequent and the dialog was superb. The interplay between just a few actors was live stage to me. Put another way, the script was just a delight, a wonder. My second thought of this movie was how wonderful the director did. The director’s concept of supplying images of what people were thinking was done to perfection. In total, I found no production value lacking. The overall audio design was very well done, flawless in fact. Gene Hackman came across as trying for perfection and he never fell short. It seemed that Hackman was inspired in his performance. Freeman and Monica Bellucci were superbly convincing in their roles, as was Thomas Jane. All these actors seemed to be the “real life” characters, which was an intense treat to become a part of. I was taken out of my world and put into a foreign country and immersed into a story that kept me stuck like a powerful magnet. It seemed that all the below the line aspects and thus the crew that performed those tasks should be proud of their contribution to this entertaining creation. I strongly recommend this movie for the adult audience that can appreciate a good adult theme story whose strength is dialog and not physical action.