Is it a thriller? No, it is a docudrama…wait, maybe it is a love story? Oh, I know…it is an Oscar/Emmy bait movie with Hugh Jackman playing against type in a career defining performance.
It is actually all of the above and director Cory Finley does what most directors cannot when they are balancing several genres – he keeps the tone masterfully even throughout the entire film. If only the script spent a bit more time creating empathy for the lead characters, I would have given it a grade A instead of a solid B.
It is currently available to stream on HBO.