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Allen Hughes's first solo outing after years of co-directing with his twin brother, Albert, is a smooth thriller that might be called "Chinatown East". Mark Wahlberg plays former New York cop turned private eye Billy Taggart, who's hired to follow and get the goods on the mayor's wife. Much like Jack Nicholson in Chinatown, he's taken for a ride and finds himself embroiled in big time municipal corruption. It's moderately enjoyable, well acted and both complicated and simplistic. Like all New York thrillers, it's notable for helicopter shots of Manhattan that make the city look ravishing by day and glitteringly sinister by night.

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