• Ray is an accomplished screenwriter (would go on to write captain Phillips a decade later among other works
  • Half of the reviews mention all the president’s men and it’s a nice flip side of the coin with the dangers of rogue journalism—it’s also a good pairing with soderbergh’s the informant! (2009) with the serial liar—a very complex well formulated character study here (both for Christensen’s glass character and Sarsgaard’s character as well
  • The two storylines of the main characters are brought up and unfold brilliantly with a nice payoff at the end—parallel editing of who should really be getting the applause at the end
  • Sarsgaard is masterful. He’s especially brilliant in volatile sequences with Christensen and sevigny
  • To date is christensen’s only archiveable film
  • Recommend but not in the top 10 of 2003