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Brooklyn, 1988. Crime is rife, especially drugs and drug violence. A Russian thug is building his heroin trade, while everyone laughs at the cops. Brothers have chosen different paths: Joe has followed his father Bert into New York's Finest; he's a rising star. Bobby, who uses his mother's maiden name, manages a club. Bobby too is on the rise: he has a new girlfriend and a green-light to develop a Manhattan club. Joe and Bert ask him to help with intelligence gathering; he declines. Then, Joe raids Bobby's club to arrest the Russian. From there, things spiral out of control: the Russian puts out a hit on Joe, personal losses mount, and Bobby's loyalties face the test. Written by
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The two leads seem to try and outdo each other to see who can act the most depressed. The range each exhibit here is flat, and painfully underplayed. There is a lot of mumbling and head bowing. That also describes the "Style" or lack thereof in this truly unbelievable Story. You're in deep trouble when there is such a ridiculous representation of both Gangsters and Cops.
There is nothing on screen that is remotely real and it comes off as a hackneyed Paperback Potboiler that only simmers. The performances never show any sign of approaching some sizzle and it all seems half-baked. It is a slow burn that never really catches fire.
The portrayal of the Russian Crime Syndicate is woefully weak in that you learn nothing and is almost as uninteresting as the completely contrived Cop side. It is an unrelenting, brooding mood piece that approaches ineptitude on every level. There is a lot of sermonizing and forced plot twists absent of all credulity.
This is an example of how it is possible to make a Cop-Mob-Movie that is boring. The Action Scenes, especially the ending are uninspired and plainly exhibited, but so is the rest of this unfortunate waste of some occasionally good Talent.
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