Roar­ing with top qual­ity

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Dev Pa­tel gives his best per­for­mance yet in Garth Davis’ take on the true story of a child sep­a­rated from his fam­ily and adopted by a Tas­ma­nian cou­ple.

His en­dear­ing flick whisks along at a brisk pace and never fails to tug on your emo­tions.

It’s not as sug­ary as the trailer sug­gested and roars with qual­ity. Ben Af­fleck’s lat­est di­rec­to­rial ef­fort bombed at the box of­fice, but de­serves a chance.

Though far from a vin­tage crime drama, his tale of Bos­ton­bred gang­sters is very watch­able through­out.

The cast de­liver in spades – es­pe­cially Chris Cooper’s moral po­lice chief – as sparks fly and guns fire.

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