this movie is hardcore and certainly not for those who can’t hack violence. that aside it’s a great film. like memento (and the backwards seinfeld episode) in the way it’s told. unlike memento, though, this film could have been made conventionally. memento just would have been lame if it was told chronologically…at least i think so. the first act of the film (the last thing that happens chronologically) is given much different meaning when structured this way. overall the reverse time choice is interesting and advantageous. like memento, though, irreversible doesn’t rely on just this one trick to make the film worthwhile. the camerawork is integral to the pacing and feel of the film. the acting is very good as well. the soundtrack is done by one of the guys from daft punk.