Full Movie Reviews
Indyfreak - wrote on 05/16/2019
Director S. Craig Zahler's gritty and hardboiled crime drama depicts Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn as two suspended cops deciding to get rich at the criminal underworld's expense. Zahler's camerawork and direction feels very much like Michael Mann or David Mamet. The characters swap off-color jokes before waxing philosophically for five minutes.
The mood is nihilistic and the action is often grisly bone crunching stuff. But given the film's length, and Zahler's penchant for speechifying, it takes a while to get from one setpiece to the next. To describe this movie as methodical is saying something. There's a lot of long takes and the action is often shown in w/o many cuts. This is refreshing for a change.
Gibson and Vaughn are good together. They're tasked with playing remorseless and …