Gone Baby Gone is a chilling exploration of moral reasoning, as sober as the law and as tender as prayer. It poses a seemingly simple question: is it ever just to take the law into one’s own hands? (No.) But in answering the question it pokes holes in every argument tendered, especially the notion that we can serve any one’s interests other than our own.

If the right thing feels wrong then do it. If it feels right, it’s the wrong thing to do.

That may not capture it but it’s as close as I got on first viewing.