To pay off debts, ex-soldier Rodney Baze Jr. (Affleck) takes up bare-knuckle boxing, where he comes into contact with mobster Harlan DeGroat (Harrelson).
A quality production, with awards-bid performances from Bale and Affleck to prove it... but, as signalled by the curiously unmemorable title, it flounders while trying to come up with a story to embody the things it wants to say about the sorry state of modern America. Worth seeing, but a near-miss.
Reviewed by Kim Newman
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