Release Date: 8 June 2016
Format: DVD Blu-ray
Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Kate Winslet, Gal Gadot
The heat is on. Aussie director John Hillcoat (The Proposition) brings his trademark grit and grunge – and an all-star cast – to the urban crime thriller.
Chiwetel Ejiofor plays a former soldier who is blackmailed by a ruthless Russian-Israeli mob boss (Kate Winslet – a long way from Titanic) into pulling off a near impossible heist using military tactics, a pair of corrupt cops (Andrew Mackie, Clifton Collins Jr.) and Special Forces buddies (Aaron Paul, Norman Reedus). To ensure a clean getaway, the crew use a 999 call – code for “officer down” – to distract the Atlanta police department. Elsewhere, good cop Casey Affleck and detective Woody Harrelson attempt to expose the rats in their ranks. Hillcoat’s insight into the dynamics of the criminal underworld adds additional kick to this brutal and spectacularly seedy genre offering in the tradition of Heat and The French Connection.