It had everything you could ask for in a movie. A great plot, and storyline, suspenseful, kept you wanting to watch it straight through to the end with no bathroom break. The score was excellent as it really kept the suspense going strong throughout the entire move.
The acting by Tomei and Hoffman, two Oscar winners was very powerful, not to mention the great acting by Ethan Hawke.
This movie brought you to places you never thought a movie could take you. It was strong from the opening scene right down to the final scene.
It tells a story of how family can turn on one another and the consequences that lay ahead if that path is taken.
I really can't say enough about the wonderful job Sidney Lumet did in directing and how he just kept it going strong for the full couple hours.
All I can say about the storyline is that it takes you to a place not too many people can relate to in regards to their family relationships, but it sure is a great ride learning more and more about the main characters along the way.
I highly recommend this movie as I'm sure that most people that see it will share a similar opinion as mine.