Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby) scripts and stars in this thriller about a decorated cop whose attempt to hide his complicity in a traffic accident makes him the target of a dogged investigator (Jai Courtney).
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A couple of good performances coupled with assured direction unfortunately can't elevate this one above the slew of other police procedurals that are already out there. Problem is there are just so many that the bar is really high. Pacing and production design are all good but the film leans a little on stereotype, again at the expense of freshness. 3 stars
How many fucking "Oh no, I hit someone with my car I should hide this without thinking of the consequences" movies am I going to have to sit through? Do I have to hit someone with my car? Because I'll fucking hit someone with my car! Oh man. I truly see how easy it is to hit someone with your car now. This movie still sucked though.
A good attempt at a contemporary take on Greek tragedy or cautionary tale. Edgerton's performance is good as a cop who fights with his moral compass over his part in a drunken traffic accident. Great camera work, beautiful score with a BBC Play For Today feel and strong secondary performances from Tom Wilkinson, Melissa George and Jai Courtney. Another strong film thus cementing the vitality of Antipodean cinema.