Give Christian Bale any script and he’ll turn in a good job.
But he’s no superman.
Playing a protective blue-collared older brother to Casey Affleck’s Iraq War veteran-turned-boxer, Bale turns in an intense performance.
When little brother gets into trouble and disappears, it’s up to Bale to find the people responsible.
Bale, though good, is again playing the one-man justice machine. It gets a tad predictable.
The gem in this grimy and violent tale is the delightful Woody Harrelson, who plays a crazy crime boss.
Now here’s one guy who offers variety in his performances.
You never know where his character is going, and that makes him a magnetic person to watch.
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