8 April 2017 | stephenw-30180
One of Arnold's Best performances of his acting career
I've read the other reviews and they range in numerical rating from 1/10 to 10/10. Does that say a lot about the Film itself, or the people reviewing the film? I say with confidence, the latter.
First, I understand people from around the globe use IMDb as it's the premier Movie information sight available on the net. However, please, if your going to write a review which the public will read to gauge whether or not to view a film, learn how to write with correct and coherent grammatical form. Much is lost if an opinion of the author does not know how to formulate a sentence....now that I've said that, on to the review.
In a nutshell, this is NOT a Schwarznegger superhero Conan the Barbarian type role for him. Nor does it resemble any of his early over the top massive budget roles in which his acting was never really anything to write home about.
This film however, depicts him in a real life situation of the most dreadful type. And I have to say I believe it to be one of, if not, the Best performance of his career. It's the first time I've ever seen him in a role that encompasses pain, anguish, self awareness and love. He is believable and does a great job in conveying that role. Scoot Mcnairy does a fine job as well as the "so called" villain. Actually, there are no villains in this film. It is a tragic human interest movie and a trifle hard to watch. No spoilers here.....along with Schwarznegger producing this film, Darren Aranovsky did as well. For those who gave this film a terrible review, you are entitled to your opinion. That said, know this! Darren Aranovsky would not lend his name in ANY capacity to a film that he would view as garbage, as one reviewer called it.
My recommendation is to watch the film and see for yourself. It is by no means a "feel good" movie. It is a well put together film with a solid story to tell. IMO, whether or not an Arnold fan, it is worth the 90 minutes as it does what a good film should do....it moves you.