My God, what a tremendous piece of work. Messieurs Benjamin and Casey Affleck deserve top marks. Morgan Freeman provides solid support, and the depiction of the city of Boston easily matches that of The Departed. It's almost like you can actually smell the streets, so vivid is the photography. I had a few reservations sitting down to watch this - who wouldn't? - but then you remember that most of the Ben-Haterz are full-of-shit indie twunts with little in the way of charm or charisma. Seriously, if you haven't seen this film, you better fucking watch it and prepare to have your heart wrenched, pounded, twisted and shocked. It's a fookin' blinder, as me Grandpa used to say.