The film takes a bit to grasp its footing, but once it does it unravels into a focused mystery. As the characters uncover new information, the audience joins in the journey towards writing a news article. It amazed me to see just how long the one article took. Each character meticulously works through their pieces of information, but somehow the film does not seem simple. This is like a lecture where the teacher is so good that the student learns everything without dozing off.
Tom McCarthy's film before this one was The Cobbler. Personally, I did not see The Cobbler but I am still wondering how this transformation could have happened. From casting Adam Sandler to casting Ruffalo, Keaton, Tucci, and McAdams. How is this possible? Maybe the answer is Tom McCarthy. Maybe he is back and ready to take over Hollywood. One can only tell by seeing his newest film.
The Bottom Line: This star-studded cast unravels a web of deception in the most engaging way possible.