Average User Score: 7.4Apr 17, 2014This is one of the best movies made in recent years. Woody Harralson's performance is blood-chilling and incredibly convincing in hisThis is one of the best movies made in recent years. Woody Harralson's performance is blood-chilling and incredibly convincing in his visceral brutality and attitude. Bale's performance is excellent also, and this movie is much better than the other one he did this year though it did not receive nearly as much attention. I was especially surprised by Bale's excellence - while Harralson has played some real jerks in other movies, this kind of character seemed unlike any of the characters Bale has played before (the closest comparison might be his character in The Machinist, but mostly only because of the setting the characters find themselves in as blue-collar workers).
One reason this movie didn't get more attention is because it's a gritty drama that's not full of action sequences and explosions. If people had better tastes in movies, this would have been a blockbuster.… Expand
Average User Score: 3.5Apr 17, 2014Two-dimensional characters, ridiculous and boring dialogue, melodramatic acting out of incredibly convoluted and uninteresting scenarios, andTwo-dimensional characters, ridiculous and boring dialogue, melodramatic acting out of incredibly convoluted and uninteresting scenarios, and an overall stupid message. Anybody that's been to college knows that these kind of situations simply don't happen. Any professor that required students to give a statement of faith counter to their real faith in order to get a passing grade would be sued and terminated by the university. Further, there is no way that a college in the south would have an entire freshman class full of people willing to go along with such a request (save for the one hero of the story).
The fact that this movie was based on a debunked chain email is really the worst part, though. This is nothing more than pandering to group of people who cannot think for themselves and who will put money into the pockets of the film's creators.
This is easily the worst movie I've ever seen.… Expand