Gere is very good as the state or county government worker who tracks child molesters. He is driven by demons, some of which he no doubt had already, but lots of them from the stress and general thanklessness of the job. I like the scenes of the government offices, large rooms crammed with desks and a ceiling filled with fluorescent lights, just like in real life. Claire Danes, to me, is somewhat miscast as a young trainee. I just didn't believe her character. The bad guys are truly bad, and some of the scenes are really creepy, but I cannot object to them. The movie was shot in New Mexico, a nice touch. Richard Gere always surprises me by his acting. He really is believable in his roles.