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Pro: There is substantial buzz over Liam Neeson's performance in this survival thriller from director Joe Carnahan ("Narc," "The A-Team"). Open Road Films is planning a qualifying run in December to give the film some late awards consideration attention.
Con: Last minute qualifying runs rarely give a film subsequent boost into the Academy game whether it's an acting, craft or best picture nomination.