This is a powerful movie, but it does get rather preachy towards the end, and despite Ian Holm’s admonishment to Nicolas Cage’s character to “pick a side,” this film does not. It is thought provoking in the way that guns are portrayed throughout the world in many different scenarios. However, on a philosophical level, it is intellectual cowardice to present the two sides (or more) of the gun debate and then avoid illustrating why one side is morally right and the rest are morally wrong. This could have been a much better film if it had, indeed, picked a side.
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