Written January 31, 2015
I really loved this film for several reasons. The story was based on true events and the director did a great job of keeping the pace perfect all the way throughout the movie. The entire cast did a wonderful job acting and each were perfect for their roles. This film proves that Hollywood can make a fine movie without nudity, sex, cussing or graphic violence. I never lost interest in this one from start to finish. The car chase scenes are intense; but not over the top. I came away from this film believing that what I saw on the screen was 100% believably. Nothing was over the top or exaggerated to the point of being fake. Good film if you want to be entertained and not offended by the trend of most movies made in Hollywood these days.
Written February 24, 2013
You know I always like these kinds of movies, mostly when there inspired by true events, great role play by all the characters in the movie,....requires lots of patience however, because I was expecting a lot of gun violence and shooting by law enforcement, but this movie was just the right kind of film for people like myself. I really loved this movie, I thought it was going to be rated R, but surprisingly it was rated PG-13. This movie almost brought tears to my eyes near the end, sometimes shy people have to hold back themselves, because I hate crying, it causes headaches as symptoms. This movie also reminds all of humanity, that when you get involved in drugs, money, and act in a criminal way, the prices of it are very heavy. You know the saying goes, "if you cant do the time, dont commit the crime." Great movie after all, really enjoyed it. Very powerful and well done! Enjoy, worth the money!
Written August 04, 2015
Good amount of action. Well cast...worth the 99 minutes! Some things were unclear from a story line perspective. If you just sit back and relax and try not to connect the dots / flaws in story you will be fine.
Written April 25, 2015
I enjoyed the film. Susan Sarandon, Barry Pepper and Jon Berehthal were all very good in their roles. As well as the actor who played "Malik", a local drug dealer. I like Dwayne Johnson but he lacked the required emotion during some of the scenes with his son to make his role believable. He was OK, but a few acting lessons might make him a little more credible in those type of roles. He plays a tough guy very well. I liked him a lot in "Walking Tall" but this role required a little more emotion than he was capable of delivering on.
Written November 27, 2015
The movie had a lot of action, but had more depth than I expected. Also, Duane Johnson was more vulnerable in this movie than in his typical roles which rely on his strength/fighting ability. The only fight scene he was involved in, he got beat up and didn't really fight back. Enjoyed it.