not bad for a first effort as a director. the title is annoying for two reasons: i always want to say “gone daddy gone” because of the violent femmes song and it comes from a line in the film that was delivered by the film’s worst actor; or at least its worst performance. casey affleck is effective as the moral center of the film. i heard people talking after the film was over about the decision he had to make near the film’s end. they remarked that it was a tough decision to make, but i felt it was quite easy to make the decision, though tough to actually do it. the film i saw afterwards (rendition) addressed the issue of making a vigilante decision because one thinks that it’s the best thing to do in spite of established laws. when we eschew laws and morality and make judgements based upon our limited knowledge things fall apart. this is why affleck’s decision was easy, in spite of some audience members’ thoughts to the contrary. hubris mixed with good intentions account plenty of problems in the world and casey affleck’s character refused to be a part of that when given time to think about it.
recommendable enough in spite of the run-on-sentence of an ending.Watched in theater