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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Denzel Washington
Eva Mendes
Sanaa Lathan
Dean Cain
John Billingsley
Robert Baker
Directors
Carl Franklin
Screenwriters
Dave Collard
Running Time
114 minutes

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Denzel Washington is the small-town police chief who steals drugs bust money to care for his terminally ill lover in this Carl Franklin neo-noir.


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Plot
A respected small-town police chief pockets the cash from a drugs bust so he can spend time with his terminally ill lover. But when he's accused of murder and arson, it's a race against time to recover the dough and discover the truth.


Verdict
More of a Sunday drive than a rollercoaster ride, this works as a well-played character piece but fails to generate sustained tension.


Reviewed by Scott Russon

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