So good, I don't really know what stopped it from being perfect. Or what made me wait so long to see it.
Look at this cast:
Tommy Lee Jones — tortured and depressed fatherI would pay good money to see any of these people in a film. Altogether in one movie is just gravy.
Charlize Theron — stoic and under-appreciated cop
Jason Patric — nearly emotionless military investigator
Susan Sarandon — haggard mother (who spends most of her time acting into a phone)
Tommy Lee Jones drives the film, taking up 85% of the real estate. Theron and Patric do get a few moments on screen, proving why they are in this movie, but in the end, Tommy's Oscar-nod is well-earned.