19 June 2012 3:40 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Here is a movie that will not bore you. It may offend you, it may irritate and confuse you; it may make you laugh, it may make you squirm; it may seem like an intelligent satire or a tasteless comedy, or it may do none of the above. But if it makes you fall asleep, you may want to seek therapy.

It is directed by a man who knows how to get an audience’s attention: William Friedkin, the man behind iconic ’70s movies The Exorcist and The French Connection. The story centres on a hired killer who moonlights as a cop and comes across as a Southern Patrick Bateman. He is played, in a performance as good as any he’s given, by Matthew McConaughey, who gives a quiet, (sometimes) polite disposition to a vicious, twisted psychopath. His performance here is brilliantly controlled; although it »

- Adam Whyte

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