ATE writes: "Every once in a great, great while a film comes along that just kind of shakes you to the core. These can range in genre but more often then not, a documentary has the power to hit you in a way that a fictional narrative just can’t. This is where the power of “The Act of Killing” stems from. The documentary doesn’t do much new. It certainly isn’t made for entertainment, either. What makes it so chilling is that this is real life. This is recent, and it’s all to revealing about the nature of killing, regret, and morality."