The bursts of intensity contained in this period piece and the fine performances elevate what is a somewhat dull and an average film. Every year I find myself looking back on “not bad/not good” movie efforts and this film is destined to end up right in the middle of that average pack. It seems there was a better story to be told here but the script was always on the fringes of it. The leads lacked charm and charisma. I also expected more in terms of the tough guy violence but there really is very little of it in the film. Sure, there are a few gruesome scenes but not really the action that they were promoting and certainly nowhere near epic. Overall, it’s made for cable TV quality and nothing more.