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.
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
Why You Might Like It: This is decent action/drama that revolves around a once corrupt police officer unknowingly investigating his own corrupt police department and trying to find out who saved his life after he was gunned down. There is plenty of action and recognizable faces including Stephen Dorff, Dominic Purcell, and James Woods that do a solid job in their roles. If you enjoy corrupt cop films or movies that involve a cop investigating crimes with twists and turns, then you will likely find that this movie is worth a watch.
Why You Might Not Like It: What stood out the most to me was that the movie is all over the place and has a lot going on. There are numerous flashbacks and in some cases they are hard to spot, which makes the movie a little confusing. Overall, the story isn't outstanding and the movie plays out to be very mediocre. To me, the movie is very average in almost all aspects, which means it likely isn't worth your time unless you really like one of the actors or really enjoy this genre of film.
Entertainment Value: 5*
Total - 5.5+5+5+5 = 20.5/4 = 5.125*
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