Writer-director S. Craig Zahler (Bone Tomahawk and Brawl in Cell Block 99) puts the hardboiled crime thriller on slow boil.
Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn play cops whose strong-arm tactics on a suspect results in suspension without pay. The sudden lack of a steady income becomes problematic, so the pair decides to make crime pay. Tipped off about a bank heist, they intend to relieve the thieves of their loot. But of course the best-laid plans often go awry, and a buddy cop movie becomes a bloody cop movie. Zahler’s passion for verbose characters, lengthy running times, and B-movies as highbrow fare is at its most indulgent here. But slow cooking yields tastier results, and the measured delivery ultimately rewards once the film has been properly digested.
Release Date: November 27, 2019
Format: DVD, Blu-ray
Starring: Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Carpenter
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