America: where the President would rather annihilate 81 innocent civilians than pay reperations to families of people who died on illegal missions that he sent them on. The plot is full of rockin’ entertainment but is occasionally hard to get into when said country is such a major player in it and isn’t always viewed through a critical lens. Still, the cast’s got charisma for days (Cage and Conn err not once) and the action overflows (see the destructive joyride through San Fran tangent).
The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift. (IMDb)
A unique film that shifts to and from dark comedy, supernatural thriller, and poignant drama, presenting a fascinating look at a cell block of condemned prisoners and the five guards that oversee it. Unexpectedly cordial relationships between prisoners and guards exist as an unwritten moral code is upheld along with legal obligations. Themes of death and judgment and characters devilish and angelic all develop with increasing impact throughout this remarkable well-acted and story-focused film.