DVD - 2011
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A riveting parable about what happens to a man who refuses to change, even when change is the only thing that can save him. Dave Brown, a man who has taken the 'no guts, no glory' American mythos to heart, without questioning what it is doing to him and those he holds dear, is a cop whose personal life is propelled into a dizzying downward spiral when he comes under suspicion for roughing up a suspect.


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Jan 23, 2019

Just as Woody once portrayed a serial killer very well, is this bleak role he also does a good job at.
Woody Harrelson plays a LAPD cop that has been chewed up by the system and in turn, becomes an alcoholic, a thief, and takes his frustrations out on criminals that provoke him.
It is plain to see his two ex-wives and children add to the madness in his life.
There are a couple of action scenes, but this is mainly a drama.

Jun 08, 2016

Pretty boring with no real plot. Kinda like being thrown into the middle of someones crumbling life, with no understanding of how they got to where they are or conclusion to their actions. Waste of time.

Dec 10, 2015

dvd is bad don't work

Aug 29, 2015

A police drama about a bad, corrupt cop in LA. Good acting by Harrison but everything else was a disappointment. I got nothing out of the film.

donnyrayh Jun 25, 2015

Movie was terrible! Ending sucked!! Woody was pretty decent but his character unbelieveable! No story line and many questions about relationships and "things" going on in the movie. Just threw away 2 hours of my life!!! DON"T WASTE YOUR TIME!!!

blueberrymouse Jun 14, 2015

It's an OK movie. Good acting.

Feb 19, 2015

Woody Harrelson is a bad ass cop. I just wish the story was more consistent.
I think Woody Harrelson would be a great Dirty Harry.

Oct 18, 2014

Woody Harrelson's, starring role as a disturbed psychological LA police officer struggles with his own adversities.

Gary Geiserman
Jul 28, 2014

Oh, baby! It’s a pleasure to have any thing to do with this film. Co-writer with James Ellroy, and director, Oren Moverman is me if I was him. This is ways to direct audio/video, man. This is ways... James Ellroy said it was the only movie of his writing he liked. -- The commentary is delicious, Moverman and his cinematographer, Bobby Bukowski (who he met on “The Messenger”) were meant to work together. They agree on all the new stuff you can do with the machines, (digital here, I think Alexa). And man, what stuff they do. Totally different than the status quo of ‘movies/hollymoney’. No rehearsing, just psych into character, than work it out with camera running and have the cameramen go guerilla and ‘find’ them. No marks or blocking, no hours of lighting, either (no fear of dark). Like Friedkin in parts of “French Connection 2”, following Hackman around in Marseilles. -- And that’s just for starters. They sought out light glare to highlight LA’s interminable weather from Hell. Purposely avoided cliches vigilantly (it’s fun being creative) and did what ever fell into their purview as they went along. It’s the attitude that ‘what ever they come up with, it can be made to work and be great’. And why not that attitude; they’re using light and sound which is what our illusory vr world is made of and we are gods (small pieces of). -— Check the scene at 30:15—31:36! WOW! Two hand-helds that are in the center of a few people and they revolve casting the people one at a time going left to right continuously like a carousel. I’ve never seen this before, and so simple. What an effect. --- Woody Harrelson is magnificent. He’s been veggie for a while and plays a character who doesn’t eat, just chain smokes (vice is BACK). And he really doesn’t eat so he’s so thin and dangerous. Very dangerous. Great performance. -— Story is tough, just a guy going down for an hr, 45, with women watching. The Goddess is back and real men can come out of hiding; “Date Rape” Dave is disappearing. -— Saw a production reference to “End of Watch”, a similar flick done by David Ayer, a kindred spirit. ----- Free copying of disc! TAKE THAT, HOLLYWOOD!

aaa5756 Jun 27, 2014

This DVD movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. Not too bad---good performance. Very predictable but still entertaining.

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aaa5756 Jun 27, 2014

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

Sep 21, 2012

Dave Brown (to Kyle Timkins): "...Bear in mind that I am not a racist. Fact is, I hate all people equally."

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