New York City, 1988. Club manager Bobby Green (Phoenix) hasn’t told his criminal associates that his brother Joe (Wahlberg) and father Burt (Duvall) are prominent policemen. When Joe is seriously injured, Bobby resolves to take up his crusade.
This just can’t compete in an arena with the likes of The Departed - which at least makes a point of its contrived storyline - let alone the high watermark set for cops vs. drugs drama by the TV series The Wire.
Reviewed by Kim Newman
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