A family's moral codes are tested when Ray Tierney investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother-in-law. For Ray, the truth is revelatory, a Pandora's Box that threatens to upend not only the Tierney legacy but the entire NYPD.
Kids show host Rainbow Randolph is fired in disgrace while his replacement, Sheldon Mopes, aka Smoochy the Rhino, finds himself a rising star. Unfortunately for Sheldon, the kid's TV business isn't all child's play.
Parole officer Jack Mabry (Robert De Niro) has only a few weeks left before retirement and wishes to finish out the cases he's been assigned. One such case is that of Gerald "Stone" Creeson (Edward Norton), a convicted arsonist who is up for parole. Jack is initially reluctant to indulge Stone in the coarse banter he wishes to pursue and feels little sympathy for the prisoner's pleads for an early release. Seeing little hope in convincing Jack himself, Stone arranges for his wife Lucetta (Milla Jovovich) to seduce the officer, but motives and intentions steadily blur amidst the passions and buried secrets of the corrupted players in this deadly game of deception. Written by
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OK i saw this movie, from trailer it looked like a dark psychological thriller with twists. But you should keep this in mind it is not a thriller, it is a heavy drama with extremely minimal undertones of suspense. Edward Norton in this movie extremely terrific, perfect use of mannerisms, facial gestures, and especially the accent to formulate an interesting character. Stone, on the other hand, a misguided delinquent with strange views of death, becomes entangled with religion and the Holy Bible during his stay in prison, confusing the hell out of everyone with the addition of himself. Milla Jovovich seriously surprised me with her somehow creepy performance and her sexy seductive nature of her character putting so well.
Robert De Niro was seriously the way i wanted him to be excellent performance. this movie is really a slow moving drama, many of the people will find it boring and will say that their time have been wasted but i liked this movie, it was very smartly written and directed with excellent performances. film somehow ends abruptly but that did not bothered me at all. Editing and score was really good too, an interesting movie. Not highly recommended but if you like these kind of movies, this is for you.
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