Academy Award(r) winning actors Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby) and Kevin Spacey (LA Confidential) star in this intense thriller about an all-encompassing network of corruption within a city's justice system that nobody has dared to challenge until now. Featuring LL Cool J (S.W.A.T.) and the acting debut of musician Justin Timberlake. Upon his discovery of a den of corrupt policemen, a fresh-faced journalist (Timberlake) relies on his mentor (Freeman), a jaded reporter, and an investigator (Spacey) for a powerful district attorney to expose the truth behind the cops that rule the streets of Edison.
If Edison, the city in which Edison Force takes place, is equivalent to Batmans Gotham City, then Batman, in this action drama, is Justin Timberlake. Pollack (Timberlake) is a naïve young news reporter who clumsily discovers, and eventually exposes, complete corruption within the F.R.A.T. division of Edisons police department. F.R.A.T. recruits are unmarried men with a history of violence, contracted out as bounty hunters to halt rampant murder, drug dealing, and prostitution on the streets. As two of their main men, Lazerov (Dylan McDermott) and Deed (LL Cool J) kill several innocent people while on duty, Pollack begins digging for evidence to bust them. Inept, Pollack enlists help from seasoned journalists Moses Ashford (Morgan Freeman) and Lee Wallace (Kevin Spacey), who do help Pollack crack the case, but not without warning Pollack against the perils of devoting ones life to exposing fraudulent behavior. True journalists, in Edison Force, are superheroes. Though its difficult not to envision Timberlake as the pop star he is, it is always a pleasure to see the handsome LL Cool J in a uniform and wielding guns. The most convincing actor in Edison Force is Kevin Spacey, whose hard-boiled acting imbues his part with a Mean Streets quality. Action-packed, this film deserves mention in the history of cop films, though in terms of style, it has nothing on great film noir. --Trinie Dalton