There are a few pieces left over which unnecessarily extend the finished picture, meaning the denouement goes on a little longer than it needs to. But for the most part, the film is enjoyably complex and visually arresting. Anchored by a great performance by O’Brien, Flashback is a conceptually ambitious puzzle that might even be worth putting together more than once.
The big thing this film has going for it is Dan Stevens, he is great in this film and it’s a really hard part, what he has to play and what he has to do makes or breaks this film, he is the straw that stirs the drink. He’s charming, he;s funny he’s badass and the one thing he does in this film is he does bad things, stuff that a bad guy would do but he does it in such a way that you almost feel for him. What I like that he does he never goes over the top, this character has a lot going on, he’s military and clearly he did things that changed him but he comes off as a guy just trying to do what he thinks is right. He’s a solider with a mission.