I could have watched this for at least another hour. I was completely enthralled by this movie. The story was fascinating and the characters were amazing. I was so vested in the what was happening to these people, that I am still thinking about it. Let me start by saying that I believe Viggo Mortensen is one of the best actors working today. He was phenomenal in this. He was intense, intimidating and incredibly mesmerizing to watch. His accent work was spot on as well. I would love to see a sequel to see what has become of his character. Just how far up the ladder did he go? Naomi Watts, as always, did an fantastic job as well. I felt her emotion, her grief and her desperation. Cronenberg has directed an intense and brutal movie here that doesn't shy away from all the bloody details. This also features one of the best fight scenes I have seen in quite some time, featuring a totally naked Mortensen, and I greatly admire his dedication to this and his commitment to this scene. It's brutal, realistic and very well filmed. Cronenberg leaves the camera lingering; there are no quick edits to save the actors dignity or the audience's nerves. Cronenberg for the win with this one.
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