Essentially, it's a revenge movie, set in motion when Timothy Olyphant's Eddie returns home from three years in prison for drug-running, seeking $200,000 that William Forsythe's local druglord owes him. When the druglord torches Eddie's house, killing Eddie's father, Eddie vows payback. He also gets diverted dangerously when he rekindles a romance with Sara Wynter's nurse, now married to his best friend, sheriff's deputy Josh Brolin.
It's messy, but the wheels turn satisfyingly, avoiding cliches as loose cannon Eddie sets a course. The acting is filled with the character-defining grace notes that mark Nunez's films, and the actors feel at home in the Florida locale -- which Nunez sees as a place where healing energies are to be found, even in the case of increasing encroachment from community-threatening corporate land developers and drug cartels.