Just watched THE KILLER INSIDE ME (2010), a remake of the 1976 film of the same title, with Casey Affleck, Kate Hudson, and Jessica Alba. Set in the late 40's, a small town deputy sheriff played by Affleck steps out of line for what appears to be the first time in his life and the domino effect leads him to much mayhem. In flashbacks to his younger days it seems life was just a bit twisted and now it's all calmly coming to a head. Photography is rich in the dust bowl it plays out but it seems a bit slow paced. I'm sure this is intentional so we can see how A leads to B and then B leads to C but along with the muted dialogue, it was hard to keep my attention. It seemed stilted and just too matter of fact for me. There was also some serious violence but I did not see where that came from. Maybe more backstory was needed so later we would understand why he had this inside him for so long and hadn't acted on it sooner.
I have been acting for 26 years with experience in Film, Theatre, Television, Commercial, Industrial, and Voice-Overs.