I don't understand the bad reviews at all. I can say that I really enjoyed this movie and I was rapt from start to finish. Were there some things that were predictable, sure, were there some things that could have been omitted, sure. But I'm here to tell you that even though the cover compares this to "Blood Simple" (I truly hated that movie) I loved this one. So understated and not so understated that I was bored, I was totally interested and besides a good story I give credit to a first rate cast. Liam Hemsworth, Billy Bob Thornton, Bruce Dern and John Malkovich. With those names Liam more than held his own. BRAVO. I can't tell you too much about this movie.....mysteries abound and I don't want to give anything away. Keep in mind while watching it....the pace is deliberately slow and will build.