January 19, 2013
An old fashioned "noirish" thriller that has a few weak spots but is a really solid movie that contains some fine acting, especially by Mark Wahlberg, and absolutely wonderful cinematography. The lighting, the film's design, and the excellent overhead shots make the city a prime character in this movie. The pacing is excellent.
There are 3-4 scenes that are, by themselves, worth the price of admission. This isn't the kind of movie that wins awards, or will be lauded by critics looking for deeper intellectual content, but it is the kind that will be enjoyed by the audience. The night we went the audience applauded at the end and it was obvious they thought they had been entertained.
It won't be your favorite movie of the year, but you'll remember it fondly, and you won't think you wasted your evening watching it. Go.
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