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Wow! What a superb film, Denzel Washington at his superb best. Denzel plays a terrific part as Alonzo Harris, a cop with a dark personality.
From the moment you set eyes on him you can relies that Alonzo is a feisty character, who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.
Ethan Hawke provides excellent backup but Denzel steals the show. I don't want to give an plot lines away but there are only three movies in cinema history I have given 10/10, and this one was so close to being number four.
I sincerely hope to see Denzel put in another performance like this one.
Plot is excellent as it leads you into false sense of securities and even shouting at the TV set.
I loved every breathtaking moment of this film and I am sure you will too.
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