Review Date: June 06, 2008
Director: David Ayer
Writer: James Ellroy, Kurt Wimmer, Jamie Moss
Producers: Lucas Foster, Alexandra Milchan, Erwin Stoff
Keanu Reeves as Tom
Forest Whitaker as Captain Jack
Chris Evans as Paul
Sure, it slowed down a little here and there, and some of its happenings were a tad predictable, but its final half hour was a rollercoaster of guns, murders and resolution and I for one was right up in there. Specific kudos also have to go out to many of the “name actors” in the picture including the always-fun-to-watch Forest Whitaker, chewing the shit out of the scenery, but doing an awesome job while doing so! Others in the film included Chris Evans, Hugh Laurie, Terry Crews, Jay Mohr (great ‘stache), John Corbett, hotties Naomie Harris and Martha Higareda, and hip-hoppers The Game and Common. Like I said…a lot of people were in this movie! Oh, and I almost forgot Cedric the Entertainer. That’s right…Cedric the fuckin’ Entertainer was in this shit as well and….worked!! Trust me, folks, I was first in line in prepping to call this film a “sub-par clichéd L.A. cop-gone-bad” flick, but almost everything about the movie pulled me into its snatch and entertained the crap out of me. Heck, it even had a morality play underlying the whole thing and some pretty gruesome kills…how can you go wrong? All in all, if you’re the kind of person who appreciates cop flicks a la HEAT and DIRTY HARRY, I’m quite sure that you’re gonna enjoy the goings-on in this film. Granted, it doesn’t revolutionize the cop genre, but it definitely does a solid job of entertaining for its runtime, and as a movie-watcher (and lover)…ain’t much else that I can ask for than that.