And so now on to the not so great aspects of the film. The flick could have used better dialogue. The two lead characters should have been introduced in greater mundane detail (small talk - well written small talk, a little bit of humor, some unique habits, etc.) at the beginning of the film to help the audience forget the famous real life personalities of the actors who are playing the roles. The reasons for the relationship between Sonny & the criminal woman, how it ended up being what it became, needed to be revealed - why did those two individuals put their careers & lives at risk?
There is room for improvement in the character & dialogue areas, but the cinematic storytelling (mostly the images, also editing, use of sound in relation to images & story details & emotions) in MV is excellent.