Some highlights:

  • Great performances (Clive Owen, Clare-Hope Ashtey, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Pam Ferris, Julianne Moore)
  • Character development is excellent
  • Cinematography and production design also excellent
  • Direction is about as good as it gets, examples
    • happy moments in the car
    • the murder
    • the escape
    • happy moments with the pothead
    • battle scenes
  • Story concept is fantastic, and so is the plot