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Good,but could've been so much better
on January 10, 2013
The basic premise of this story is a corrupt cop ,Stephen Dorff (Immortals, Blade)has a chance at redemption when he is shot after a pulling over a couple of suspicious looking gang bangers in a red mustang.A stranger steps in ,drives away the bangers and saves his life by calling an ambulance and then promptly disappears.This person's identity is never discovered even after David Callahan (Dorff) begs him to come forward as our alcoholic,cocaine addicted detective becomes quite the local hero.
It is now one year later and David has cleaned up his act when the stranger mysteriously appears with his dead daughter's diary.In it is information on how she payed for her tuition by stripping at a club which has more illegal goings on than you can imagine.This is where the story, really starts, as David reads the journal late at night,starts his own investigation on the side,and of course absolutely NOTHING is as it seems.
This film has a brilliant cast Stephen Lang (Avatar)as David's superior,David Boreanas (Bones,Angel)as a fellow detective, James Woods as the chief,Dominic Purcell (Prison Break,Blade 3) as the night club owner ,Elizabeth Rohm (Law and Order,Angel)as his wife and Walton Goggins (Justified,Predators)as one of the suspects not to leave out AnnaLynne McCord (90210) and Soulia Boy as one of the bangers.
As my title suggests this film with better pacing could have been so much better.When what ACTUALLY happened and people are revealed for who they REALLY are ,I found the story to be quite clever.The problem is it takes ,soooo long to get there and instead of revealing little tidbits along the way things start to unfold very quickly.The last half hour had my full attention but I found it a little slow up until then.Don't get me wrong though, it's still well worth a look.I find Stephen Dorff always very watchable.Check it out for yourself.See what you think.