Michael Shannon gives an excellent and unusual performance as a fearsome contract killer, in a movie with excellent cinematography and production design, and excellent writing. Another notable performance is that of Ray Liotta, even though he plays one of his usual characters, only this time I really enjoyed him, perhaps even more than in Smokin' Aces. There is not one other performance that is lacking, and even Chris Evans helped by hiding his not-too-talented face behind a large beard.