He's hired by New York's mayor (Russell Crowe) to tail his wife (Catherine Zeta-Jones, whom he suspects is being unfaithful to him. But Billy soon discovers there's far more going on than a cheating wife. stuff like, yep, you guessed it, conspiracy, corruption, scandal and everyone's favourite: murder.
Wahlberg, one of the film's twenty or so producers, said in an Entertainment Weekly puff piece, "This has elements of great movies I grew up loving, like Chinatown, really strong characters, plot points you didn't see coming."and directed by Allen Hughes of the Hughes Brothers ("The Book of Eli," "Menace II Society," etc.).
Well, it's no Chinatown, but it gets the job done. Crow as the manipulative politico with the bad haircut is a real treat to watch, and there's enough grit, violence and F bombs dropped to keep the 14-year olds in their seat, and just enough plot and clever twiststo keep the adults interested as well.
Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.
| Home | Detectives A-L M-Z | Film | Radio | Television | Web Comics | Comics | FAQs |
Drop a dime. Your comments, suggestions, corrections and contributions are always welcome.