If you're looking for a suspenseful, entertaining flick to watch (particularly around Christmastime), then this movie might be for you. It's the first movie I've seen in a long time that actually kept me guessing.
The cast features two top notch performers in Ben Affleck and Charlize Theron. The rest of the actors are OK, but are more-or-less afterthoughts to this standout tandem. Affleck is an emerging star who possesses a commanding screen presence normally only afforded by older, more distinguished actors such as Sean Connery & Ed Harris. Theron proves to be his theatrical equal as she performs with an acting dynamic and erotic allure not seen since Marlene Dietrich.
If you want a film that will stand up to extensive cinematic scrutiny, then this film is probably not for you. However, if you want a movie that you can sit back, relax & enjoy, then you can't do much better. Just seeing Affleck & Theron on-screen at the same time is worth the price of the DVD. That it takes place in my home state of Michigan is also an added plus. 8-)