Really powerful movie. Like brutal and tragic. The actors are amazing, especially Chiwetel Ejiofor.
I don't get Rich Juzwiak's review of this piece. I think the power came from the fact that this was a man's telling of his own life, something that endured even though they did everything to try to destroy his life, his individuality and his humanity. It was brutal. But it was also more than brutal. It said something about this person's life and that has value.
Go and see it. I saw it alone and am kind of glad I did because it's not the kind of movie I'd want to sit and chat about afterwards.