Despite an interesting premise, it fails to deliver much beyond a gradual descent into disinterest and watch-checking.
The interminable setup and unfocused ending bookend an otherwise engaging experience.
For the most part, this is a well-formed tale of pain and tragedy about men who give up everything and get little in return.
Has to be engaged on its own level – and that’s a challenging place in which to be processing a film this unconventional.
An evocative movie with a vaguely disappointing narrative that doesn’t justify the patience viewers must exhibit.
Although probably a little too long, the film succeeds in being both emotionally forceful and dramatically satisfying.
One of the most shockingly awful wastes of talent imaginable.
Although hewing close to the established facts, the movie amps up the sentimental content for maximum effect.
Although sporadically amusing, it feels like a 20-minute short that was expanded to feature length to its considerable detriment.
Has moments of emotional resonance but the overall experience feels flat and familiar.