"Thumbs way up. Complex. Rich. Well-done. Tim Robbins' performance is great work. Derek Luke gives a great performance."
"Keeps you guessing"
"Keeps you guessing even until the very end. It's the most subtle, complex work we've seen from Tim Robbins in years."
"An incendiary movie."
"An incendiary movie. Derek Luke builds layers of tension over his character's emotional wounds, and conveys a ferocity that is staggering for its depth."
"Philip Noyce's direction is first-rate."
"The film opens with very powerful scenes. Director Phillip Noyce and screenwriter Shawn Slovo raise provocative, timely questions. Superb performances all around. Derek Luke transforms himself completely and achieves a series of electrifying moments. Philip Noyce's direction is first-rate. The crowd scenes have a bruising immediacy, and they thrust us right into the tumult."
"Tim Robbins is terrific."
"An explosive real-life screen thriller that has that rare combination of heart-pounding excitement and a great human story. Derek Luke gives a heartbreaking and Oscar worthy performance. Tim Robbins is terrific."
"Five stars! An inspiration! Derek Luke is remarkable. Tim Robbins is powerful."
"Moving, well crafted. Derek Luke has real movie-star power. He's enormously sympathetic."