I loved it. Thought the pacing especially was great, it wasn't fast-moving at all but never felt flat. Both leads very effective. Story moved from suspenseful to dramatic and back, felt like watching waves. It's not an all-time favourite but I was impressed. But, that's just my personal response, could totally understand it being less impactful on others.
Sometimes it felt a little disjointed (as though the pieces had to be pressed a bit hard to fit together). I was also a bit annoyed with Harris' (imo) cartoonish acting. To me, he was a letdown as the villain and while the lines he had to work with were not helpful, he did himself no favours regardless of what he had to work with. (Again, just stating opinion).
BladeRunnerA, I just want to take you to task on one thing ... (in your spoiler). Don't you think Cooper was also basically a
man that was ultimately afraid", in High Noon? I didn't see that as being problematic for him in that masterpiece, in fact his ability to display it was pretty much what made it so gripping. So why should that characteristic be an issue here?
(I'm not sure why I put it in spoilers, but you did, so I'm honouring that!)