Written July 30, 2016
I thought this was just a good movie - I think the previews really hyped it up to be better than it was but overall I enjoyed the movie. I was a little disappointed with the ending.
Written May 24, 2016
This movie was really slow and boring, its the same ol same ol, beating up people, etc. It seems like all films about New York City now are just out of line and have gone astray from making the film interesting and fun to watch. Although it shows how powerful ignorant, arrogant, and hypocritical people in power eventually fall into ruins with great humiliation, embarrassment, and distress. Fiction in movies like this are a reality in the real world now a days. Theres no escape for justice, eventually the criminal will get caught. The saying goes "you can run, but you cant hide." Two great actors (Mike Whalberg, and Russell Crowe), however this movie was pointless to watch, I was having doubts about this one before watching it. Its hardly even worth watching it just once if anything at all. The best film that I know of filmed in New York, was "The Interpreter," with Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn.
Written May 03, 2016
I was a little side ways going into this movie to see it, but man oh man did it turn out good! The acting from everyone in this were fantastic! It's no oscar winning performance but it's an intense thriller with twist and turns in it! I like movies that have the story line where it has you thinking that everyone is the enemy until it's really that one person at the end of it who was behind everything bad and all the pieces to the puzzle start fanning out one by one! I think Mark is getting really good at this thing. Look forget what the professional critics say! Go check it out! Its worth your buck!
Written July 30, 2016
I consider myself a movieaholic and can be quite critical. I went into this movie having no idea what it was about or who was really in it, never saw a trailer. Man oh man, what an AWESOME flick! A nice political/murder thriller with lots of twists and turns. Love that kind of genre, gotta use your brain. Well scripted and acted, very entertaining. Totally blown away by this surprise gem!
Written August 24, 2016
The storyline is actually well conceived. It's the screenplay that puts you to sleep. It's one of those films where there is no suspense. It tries to deliver on this upper level detective drama and it just falls flat. Waste of talent and time. Rent Contraband instead.