Rory Culkin's performance is as good as everyone is saying.
It's a very very quiet film with an captivating performance by Culkin
It was a very down to earth look at a kid who just got out of a metal institution attempting to prove to everyone that he's not insane, when they all feel otherwise.
The filmmakers added to this haunting quest by never fully accounting the actions of Gabriel before he got out. It's a good way to have the audience keep him as the protagonist, so that we a cheering for him all the way.
The subtlety of the whole thing from the very beginning to the very end really does the trick and actually brings out Culkin's chilling performance.
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