Fantastic. Just a great throwback crime flick with an excellent cast. It pretty much simultaneously works as a crime thriller, a dark comedy, and a social commentary. Of the cast I'd say Scoot McNairy and Pitt were the standouts. Gandolfini and Richard Jenkins are also pretty good despite not really having much to do.
It's a nice change of pace for Andrew Dominik after the sprawling epic that was The Assassination of Jesse James. This is a lean, mean movie that tells an engaging story and takes care of its business all in about 95 minutes.
I don't think this is the kind of a movie that will be an Oscar contender. Anyone who is a fan of the cast and/or the genre should be able to find a lot to like though. Very highly recommended!
The unsubtle social commentary may be intentional, but it also dominates the story to such an extent that the characters and plot solely exist to serve this. Consequently, the plot doesn't really go anywhere or break any new ground that hasn't been seen in countless other films of this ilk (perhaps this was the point but it makes the film dull), all the characters, with the exception of Brad Pitt, are largely uninteresting and when you have Liotta and Gandolfini on the cast, that is criminal. Pitt at least manages to keep the film afloat, but he can play the cool antihero in his sleep. Largely disappointing.