I rented this because the director is the daughter of Michael Mann(who produced the film). I wanted to see if she had the same tenacity and attention to detail as her father. She doesn't, and its both good and bad; good, because she needs to find her own voice, bad because the narrative is all over the place.
There are terrific performances by some great actors, but it's hard to be emotionally invested in them. Sam Worthington's character is all over the place, while Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Jessica Chastain are wonderful. But the story threads don't get resolved, and go nowhere. Things just...happen, and Ami Mann's direction, while at times, great, seems like she's trying to hard to surpass her father. It's a good start, with some Season One True Detective style moments, but that's about it. The screenplay and script needed alot of time to develop before being put to film. It needed a singular plot focus, a three act treatment, which is tried and true. Disjointed, off putting, but deep down there is a very good idea for a murder mystery. With more time and focus, Mann's film could have been a sleeper hit.