...it just falls short.
First the positives: no foul language parade. Very little foul language, which is nice.
It proves you can create a story and have the dialogue be free from all the profanity so prevalent in films today, much of it pointless and adding exactly less than nothing to the character's identity, let alone the story. So it is nice to watch films without it. Excess profanity makes too many films unwatchable. I don't need to hear it every other word.
And, given this film has a lot of the standard cliches, it really is okay. You can watch this story and be sure you aren't going to be overwhelmed with the things that make so many films unwatchable.
The plot wasn't particularly original, another reason for the 3 stars. The cast wasn't particularly well defined, typical of this sort of film. But it is enjoyable, and it doesn't go trying to add so many twists and turns that you lose track of who is what and who did what when and why and didn't they just? I don't remember kinds of foolishness. We get a pretty linear, easy to follow story.
I am glad when film makers don't try to be too clever for their own good, and stick with the story and keep the plot twists manageable, without losing the audience in the process.
And I wish Hollywood and Canadawood (who made this film) would do more like this. Less profanity, more focus on an actual story we can follow. Is that too much to ask?