As homicide detective Thomas Craven investigates the death of his activist daughter, he uncovers not only her secret life, but a corporate cover-up and government collusion that attracts an agent tasked with cleaning up the evidence.
When a multimillionaire man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then turns the tables on the kidnappers when he uses the ransom money as a reward for the capture of the kidnappers.
Thomas Craven is a detective who has spent years working the streets of Boston. When his own daughter is killed outside his own home, Craven soon realizes that her death is only one piece of an intriguing puzzle filled with corruption and conspiracy, and it falls to him to discover who is behind the crime. Written by
When Whitehouse (Jay O. Sanders) comes to Craven's (Mel Gibson's) house, he asks if Craven remembers a cop who was transferred, and ultimately committed suicide, as a result of arresting someone named "Whitey". That may refer to James "Whitey" Bulger, a real-life Boston crime boss and killer who, as an FBI informant, was off limits to law enforcement, until he became a fugitive in 1994, after being indicted under the RICO Act. See more »
When Craven intentionally backs into his two pursuers in the SUV he is on Washington street between West Dartmouth and Union park - directly in front of the Boston Cathedral. But on the subsequent news report, the incident is reported as taking place on Arlington Street. See more »
OK so after x amount of years in the "Lead Actor" wilderness Mel is
back with some serious conviction.
I have heard mixed reviews and seen a couple on here and of course we
would like to say we are not affected but it may make the difference
between seeing it at a cinema or waiting for the DVD.
Well i for one am i glad i went to see it on the big screen,a big
screen remake of a little known TV series from the 80's might surprise
a few people but it shows that good writing and strong characters will
always impress the powers that be.
Anyway i'm slightly drifting off subject, this film holds you from
start to finish, it is filmed with a consistent tension that never lets
A shocking episode and then a world of pain for Mel Gibson lies in
store, along the way we are introduced to the kind of shady power
hungry people that we know must exist, but we hope as (pretty much) law
abiding citizens we never have to lose sleep over.
Danny Houston is excellent and Ray Winstone are so convincing in their
roles that you find yourself routing for a man who openly admits to
killing for a living...
The music is subtle but really drives the film along leading to in my
opinion a shocking climax,having been to the city of Boston a few times
i can see how it makes for interesting and unexplored location, the
same way it did in The Departed..
OK so lets wrap it up, if you are a Mel Gibson fan, a secret admirer of
1980s thrillers...or planning your next vacation in Massachusettes, go
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