Just the right mix of great characters, superb acting, great story and right on direction. This fim is dark as all hell. The three interweaving stories are depressing, shady and tragic. The acting is so well done. This director knows how to elicit great performances. He proved this true with Denzel in “TRAINING DAY.” Here he does it again with Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke and Richard Gere. The fine line between right and wrong is relative. I can find only one problem, I wanted more of each story. If dark tone does not bother you, I implore you to go out and rent this today. I do not want to delve into the stories here. See it with a clean slate. Not knowing anything but it it is awesome is the way to go. RECOMMENDED!