A district attorney intent on climbing the career ladder toward success, finds an unlikely opponent in a manipulative criminal he's trying to prosecute.
A strong cast does this film a favour. The mind games between the two main characters, Ted Crawford (Anthony Hopkins) and Willy Beachum (Ryan Gosling) are rather engaging. I think Rosamund Pike's character, Nikki Gardner, is pointless.
If you're looking for a light psychological thriller, then watch this.