Ray, an ex-con, is starting a new life looking to stay out of trouble. One evening, on Ray's watch, the nightclub he works for is robbed and the owner's son is shot dead. As his criminal ... See full summary »
WWII vet Eddie Boyd is torn between providing for his young family and an unfulfilled dream of becoming a Hollywood star. He discovers a way to do both, but his dream leads him down a path of danger and tragedy.
Julian, a drug-smuggler thriving in Bangkok's criminal underworld, sees his life get even more complicated when his mother compels him to find and kill whoever is responsible for his brother's recent death.
Nicolas Winding Refn
Kristin Scott Thomas,
In Bridgeport, Connecticut, Detective David 'Cal' Callahan is a family man, married with Alexandra with the teenage daughter Lanie. Cal has an unscrupulous past, drug and alcohol addicted, and he has reborn when he was shot by a drug dealer and saved by a stranger. When a stranger meets Cal in a bar, he tells that he was the one who saved him and gives the journal of his deceased daughter to Cal. He tells to Cal that she committed suicide after Angel, a regular of a night-club owned by the drug dealer Royce Walker where she danced, beaten up on her and raped her in the parking area. Cal investigates Angel and when he sees the man in his car in front of the school where Lanie studies, he believes that Angel is a pedophile and Cal decides to take an attitude. But her finds that someone is pulling the strings and watching him dance. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
A bit complex and with some improbable scenes, but generally good
I have always liked Stephen Dorff, but most of his roles have been strong supporting ones. It is pleasant to notify that last years have seen him becoming a leading actor where he virtually fills out a movie (apart from Officer Down, in Brake last year - recommended as well). He can be both a convincing tough cop and a caring family man, a reliable person and a controversial one. As for Officer Down, he (as Detective David Callahan) as well as James Woods (as Captain Verona) provide the biggest value to the movie (the other actors seem to derive from Seagal-Lundgren type of movies). Woods is also an actor who makes movies more interesting to follow.
The plot is slightly cloddish, flashbacks and odd alterations are confusing and some scenes are questionable, especially Logue-related ones. The ending could have been more elaborated, too. Nevertheless, the movie is recommended for killing time and a bit longer than 1,5 hours passes without yawns and/or blah feelings.
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