After the sundry disappointments of the last few weeks it was good to see something quality finally.
Christian Bale did his usually ultra-preparedness for this by putting on lots of weight and gained a rather large beer belly. Quite the actor is Bale. He was darn good in this, as were the rest of the cast that included Jeremy Renner, Bradley Cooper, Robert DeNiro, Amy Adams, and Jennifer Lawrence. Robert was great in his two scenes as a feared mafia overlord.
The story was based on an actual an actual FBI operation in the late 70’s and moved along at a good pace, and the 70’s soundtrack was great.
I would happily watch this again some day.
Date watched: January 23rd
Film count 2015: 13