Ben (Johnson), Chon (Kitsch) and O (Lively) are happy living a relatively easy Laguna Beach life funded by the boys’ pot business. But then the Baja Cartel, run by the fearsome Elena (Hayek) comes calling with a proposition, and the price of turning it down will be very high indeed...
What could have been an effective excoriation of US drug policy and a proper look at the violence inherent in the trade is wasted on a simplistic thriller that offers very little, especially given who is behind the camera. Sorry if that harshes anyone’s buzz.
Reviewed by William Thomas
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