This is a terrible movie. I mean, It is great movie about terrible things. Hard to watch for parents. It is very psychological and mentally hard to watch but it is very strong and very good.
The story is about a terrible tragedy that happens one Sunday night on Reservation Road. Dwight Arno (Mark Ruffalo) is driving his son from a baseball match back to his mother, when he accidentally hits someone on the road. But he doesn’t stop and rides away. The child, who got hit, dies immediately. It was a son of Ethan (Joaquin Phoenix) and Grace (Jennifer Connelly) Learner. They both believe that the police will find the person who did it but after some time passes and nothing is happening, Ethan starts to investigate himself. He asks help from a local lawyer company, where Dwight works and his boss asks him to help Ethan with the search. In the end Ethan finds out that Dwight was the one who killed his son and buys a gun to revenge him.
It is a very good psychological movie and at the beginning very hard to watch. Both Mark Ruffalo and Joaquin Phoenix are performing very good and realistic and sometimes it really hurts to see how they can express the emotions. The story is nothing innovative or surprising but I think that the performance of the actors (also Jennifer Connelly as a mother and Elle Fanning as a sister) is making the movie really hard emotional experience.
I give the movie 7/10.