- Great acting and sense of reality. But story? 2/24/2019 12:00:00 AM by isaacthe
No spoilers because... what would I spoil?Basically just followed around a dude his last 40 days in Prison.It was very much real life.But we could be watching any characters last 40 days, why this guy?The why isn't super clear.Still a good film.Because of the nature of this portraying reality, reality offers much beneath the surface that different people connect with and see.Therefore I believe every 10 star review is justified. I personally watched the credits roll with a resounding, "well. Ok." in my head.
- Jeffrey Wright is one of the greatest actors of our generation. 2/25/2019 12:00:00 AM by jonnywalker-70280
This film felt like cinema at its finest. The moral and psychological dilemma's the main character, Louis, was going through played out in a beautiful nuanced way. Jeffrey Wright once again becomes the character he is playing in a way that makes you feel for them. Great film among the noise.
- Riveting 2/24/2019 12:00:00 AM by frankwhitek
It was very well written and the actors performance were strong. There was great depth to the characters even-though the story line was not complex. Yet, it presented just enough suspense to keep you uneasy. The scene with his victim's sister was amazingly honest. The cinematography gave it a documentary feel. Job well done HBO!
- Honest 2/25/2019 12:00:00 AM by fmwongmd
I learned something about prison life. Honest, good portrayal by Jeffrey Wright.
- Excellent non-Hollywood film on prison reality 3/26/2019 12:00:00 AM by TheTopDawgCritic
I'm not a fan of slow paced films without any real excitement, but this films story and Jeffrey Wright's performance kept me captivated throughout the entire film. The directing was decent with some nice shots, and considering it was filmed in a real prison with real inmates, it was quite the well put-together production. It really shows the reality of the last weeks of prison life from a 23 year inmate ready to get out to the real world facing his final challenges. No action, twists or Hollywood effects here, just a story told really well. It's an honest 8/10 from me, and if anyone questions my review as fake, click on my username to see 1000+ ratings and 600+ reviews.