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Final section, in Europe, however, seems to jump the rails, dissipating the drama built up by a horrific sea journey from Istanbul locked inside a container.
Briand's strong marshaling of the pic's elements--from David Franco's handsome widescreen visuals to Simon Cloquet's atmospheric score--manages to suspend the viewer's belief for long enough stretches; Only in the last reel does the movie jump the rails, with an unnecessarily literal ending that could be jettisoned.
At the halfway point, however, the movie starts to jump the rails, busily cross-cutting between alternative versions of what happened in the Hole.