Released : 19th February 2016
Rated : 15
Running Time: 116 mins
BBFCinsight: Strong bloody violence, Very strong language, Drug use, Sexualised nudity
Director: John Hillcoat
Stars: Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, Aaron Paul, Norman Reedus, Woody Harrelson, Kate Winslet, Clifton Collins, Jr., Michael K. Williams, Teresa Palmer, Gal Gadot, Luis Da Silve
When the Russian Mafia begin blackmailing them a group of corrupt cops find themselves in serious trouble. Despite carrying out a bank raid the Mafia insist one one more job this time breaking into a secure government compound to retrieve some incriminating documents.
Reluctant at first to do the break-in the cops soon change their mind when the Mafia murder one of the cops. When carrying out the next raid the cops decide to minimise the risk of being caught by murdering a rookie police officer to initiate a 999 ‘officer down’ call and divert the local police force when they carry out the raid.
However the police are on the trail of the corrupt cops and closing in fast.
Woody Harrelson and Casey Affleck join a star-studded cast whcih also includes Kate Winslet (Titanic), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave), Anthony Mackie (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and Gal Gadot (the future Wonder Woman in Batman V Superman).
REVIEW : For those who like hard hitting action films this is a must, bloody violence and strong language make this a gritty and down to earth film which has a twist right at the end.
The film contains several graphic scenes of people being shot in the head at point blank range and suffocation with plastic bags which could cause distress to all but the most hardened viewers of this genre of film.
Personally I enjoyed the film, even with all the brutal violence it contains.