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Release Date: January 18th, 2013

DVD Release Date: April 30th, 2013

R|1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary
Former cop Billy Taggart (Mark Wahlberg) sees a chance at redemption for past sins when New York City's Mayor Nicolas Hostetler (Russell Crowe) calls on him for a special job. Hostetler thinks his wife, Cathleen (Catherine Zeta-Jones), is having an affair and that it may hurt his chances for re-election. However, a bigger scandal than expected pulls in Billy right at the start of his investigation. Double-crossed by the mayor, Billy begins a relentless quest for justice.

Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jeffrey Wright, Barry Pepper, Kyle Chandler, Natalie Martinez, Alona Tal

Director: Allen Hughes

Genres: Crime drama, Thriller

Production Co: Allen Hughes, Emmett/Furla Films, Closest to the Hole, New Regency Pictures, Leverage Communications

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

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  • Wahlberg does what Wahlberg does, bringing muscular conviction to his troubled, tough-guy role. The city may be broken, but the movie star's formula is working fine. show more

  • The only reason to see this dreary parade of deception and venality is Mark Wahlberg's performance as a disgraced ex-cop caught up in the thick of menacing events he can't understand. It's striking how this tightly focused actor can find his own firmly grounded reality in the falsest of surroundings. show more

  • Would have made for a fine film noir 60 years ago but feels rather contrived and unbelievable in the setting of contemporary New York. show more

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