It just came out on dvd so I figured I'd give it a shot, especially because I've been hearing a lot about this film. Also it's British, and I always appreciate a good film coming from beyond my borders. I was nervous that perhaps it wasn't going to live up to my expectations, but I was pleasantly surprised in how well this film captivated my interests. It is very brilliantly performed, spoken of as Considine's (the lead) best performance. The aspect of revenge was central but the film didn't depend on it. The plot is strong, but not overbearing, because every other feature of this film carries its own weight. Even the soundtrack is so fitting, not to mention emotional. The portrayal and progress of story telling was awesome. While it may not be terribly bloody, it's still quite intense, and I highly recommend for anyone looking for a powerful experience.