I think this is great. Its a completely different role for Chris Kleinwhich I grew to love his character watching all those American Piemovies. He does a great job at it in this movie and also by adding AdamRodriguez to the mix just makes it a great duo. Grand Rapids is abeautiful place and kudos to shooting it all there. 50 Cent also does aspectacular job with a huge amount of dialogue that he has in themiddle of the movie.
This movie makes you think. You might even need to watch it againbecause there is a few different ways it can go, and that is totallythe beauty of it.
5 means I got what I asked for but I wouldn't watch it again. Like anyother good/bad cop drama this is about a good cop being killed by agroup of dirty cops. The investigation reveals the good cop wasn't sogood and the dirty cops not so bad. the suspense is a lie, see the realdeal is this is a vehicle for two pretty-boy actors one slapstickgross-out comedy and the other carrying David CARUSO's water on CSI todig into their acting chops. They brood, they shout, they overact, inthe most plainest I can do more, you won't write the script so we stolethe script mode. but all in all i liked it, it was an enjoyable movieif it was a book it'd be a page turner. 50cent was in the movie if onlyfor 10 seconds. He probably got paid more than both the leading mencombined for the 10 seconds of him grimacing and slurring.if I werethem I'd chip in half my salary to him because people are watching forhim.User: tele-cine
This movie had no particular agenda, really, which in itself, is great.It didn't pretend, just proceeded to assemble the parts of adown-to-earth crime story. This gritty drama possesses a sense ofvalidity that its glossy, slick, higher-budget counterparts often lack.This made for a refreshing difference. Lots of surprises from awell-written story that builds the plot deliberately.
Adam Rodriguez, of CSI Miami fame, did an excellent job of acting.We're accustomed to expect this from him, but for some reason a lot oftelevision actors encounter difficulty doing as well in movies.Better-than-decent acting, and excellent "street feel", added to theproduction values by 50 Cent.
I particularly enjoyed the local flavor of the Michigan scenery. Feltalmost like New England, in some ways. I had to give a look at theproduction information to tell where it was shot, to be certain. Therewas no overuse of cop-props, or crash scenes, but still plenty ofaction as things unfolded. I think the whole cast, and everyoneinvolved, deserve a "pat on the back" and congrats for this one. Wortha watch, even two.