This is an interesting film on several levels. The story begins and stays captivating until the end where it falls apart. That was my first gut reaction and almost made me give this two cigars. But after thinking about it, I remembered as I was watching that I kept commenting on how good the acting was from Tye Sheridan who plays Ellis, and how his point of view is the driving force of the film.
Viewed as a coming of age story one would be hard pressed to find a better portrayal of what a young man goes through as he discovers the truth of the world around him.
Based on that I have to give it three cigars.