A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.
Russell and his younger brother Rodney live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, and have always dreamed of escaping and finding better lives. But when a cruel twist of fate lands Russell in prison, his brother becomes involved with one of the most violent and ruthless crime rings in the Northeast - a mistake that will cost him everything. Once released, Russell must choose between his own freedom, or risk it all to seek justice for his brother. Written by
Before approaching Christian Bale, Scott Cooper offered the role of Russell Blaze to Jeremy Renner, but he declined the part. See more »
Same shot used at two different times (at around 5 mins) and (at around 1h 23 mins). See more »
You're staying at your Dad's?
Yeah. I'm trying to give it some life.
I went to his funeral.
I know. Thank you, that was important to me. Thank you.
You're back at the mill?
Just can't get enough of it. You know?
I heard they are gonna close it.
Yeah, looks like it. It's cheaper to... uh, get steel from China. God, I've missed you so much. I've missed you so much. I was hoping... that uh... we could work it out. You know? The things that were keeping us apart. And, you know, take that next step....
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Maybe I was just expecting too much. Having seen the trailer, I was wanting to see this one for a while and excited to finally get an opportunity. It started great - lots of action and let's face it - you really can't go wrong with these actors. They're superb. But.. even great acting couldn't save this one. I found myself clock staring for the whole last hour. The build to the climax was far too long and the climax was certainly the worst part of the film. It was one of those movies where you anticipate the many exciting, different ways the story could play out and when you see how it actually does, you just wish you had spent the night laying on the couch and watching something on Netflix. Wait for it to come out on Redbox. Shouldn't be long.
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