Oh, man, I really wanted to cry “bullshit!” on this film. I hated the first 40 minutes. Pretty much everything up to and including the notorious rape scene. I had already half-composed my “F” review. But stick with it. It isn’t all gimmick and style-over-substance. The characters do become rich and the extreme (and I mean extreme) violence becomes earned. A noble film, one that I am willing to defend in a coffehouse arguement as I am sure there are those out there ready to denounce this film not only as bad but as exploitative filth.