Joan Allen, Jeff Bridges and especially Gary Oldman all shine in this modern political morality tale, but it gets a bit preachy towards the end. What a great set-up, though. The first half of this film raises many ethical questions, none of them black and white, and all of them infinintely more interesting than the way the plot sews itself up nicely at the end. At the same time, it’s very watchable, and, at times, particularly engaging. Overall, I dug it. Great actors can really help me like a movie, despite its third act flaws.