Viola Davis rips her performance to the stratosphere. She heads a brilliant cast that sweeps us along during this despicable story. The cinematography perfectly captures the complex plot that combines political posturing and procedural heist elements. Steve Mc Queen loves jazzing up his stylish films. He shares script credit with Gillian Flynn. This makes for characters relishing their nastiness as we witnessed in Gone Girl. So, this is a mixed bag of stupendous moments followed by foolishness or abhorrent behavior. With Viola Davis in the driver’s seat you can’t go wrong for long.