USA / English
"In this city, only the cops are above the law.
"Upon discovering a den of corrupt policemen, a fresh-faced journalist makes a shaky allies in a jaded reporter and investigator for a powerful district attorney.
Had promise, faded fast.
The movie started off strong, LL Cool J (Deed) as an undercover police
officer, with partner Sgt. Lazerov (Dylan McDermott from the Practice,
possibly miscast as a bad guy?) committing robbery and murder. Deed
refuses to kill the drug dealer, which sets up the conflict of a dirty
cop with a conscience. The other big names (Freeman, Spacey et al) are
well cast and the movie shows promise.
The movie begins to fall short as soon as Justin Timberlake (Pollack)
is introduced. Given the opportunity to make a good movie that people
will possibly see repeatedly, or one that teenage girls will go and see
the once because of Timberlake, I would choose the former. Even
talented actors have to work hard at their craft; Timberlake is NOT
talented and no amount of hard work can save him. I would have thought
he would put on a better show, given the fact that he has been acting
talented for years. Everything he did in this film was unconvincing.
Just because a singer sells millions of records and sells out stadiums,
it does not automatically translate that they can act successfully in
feature films. Even hardcore N'Sync fans will not be able to ignore the
obvious lack of acting talent.
That aside there are a few plot holes, such as Pollack's sudden sniper
ability and deadly operation of warehouse machinery. This movie had so
much promise. Thoroughly disappointing.
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