Written January 21, 2013
Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe put on an awesome performance in this suspenseful thriller. I enjoyed the twists and turns of the story and definitely label this movie as a "go see"!!!
Written January 31, 2015
If you like movies that keep you guessing and on the edge of your seat then you will really enjoy this movie. This is a great action packed movie and Mark Wahlberg does a great job.
Written January 29, 2015
A little hard to follow the dialog at times but a very good mystery type film with some excellant acting, particularly, as usual, Russell . He is fascinating to watch as a sleezy politician. And who doesn't like Catherine Zeta-Jones? Geez Loiuze!! She gets more beautiful every year!!!!
Written July 03, 2015
Russell Crowe, sporting the banged “Nero” look, plays the slimy, mendacious, feckless Mayor of New York City, running for re-election; it will take years to erase Crowe’s insipid performance in “Les Miserables” ; gone is the grit of “John Nash” in “A Beautiful Mind”, poignancy of “James Braddock” in “Cinderella Man” or the mettle, dignity of “The Gladiator”. Disguising his Australian accent with a tainted, New Jersey dialect, he squeezes the maximum sleaziness out of his untoward character...
The Mayor matches wits with the police commissioner; Jeffrey Wright gives a scintillating performance; the screen simmers with his presence; unfortunately their moments together are too infrequent...
TWO & 1/2 STARS!!
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Written November 01, 2014
Enjoyed the realistic use of greed, political corruption, weak moral character, and the difficulty of recognizing, even among friends and colleagues, those that use and misuse their friends, acquaintances and positions and those that finally respond to truth and the greater good.
My friend and I enjoyed a long conversation following the movie. It stimulated several areas of disagreements and agreements.
The characters were believable and well played.