'Streets of Blood' is an action-crime drama that released Direct-to-DVD in 2009. The movie has went unnoticed after being released.
The movie shows how two cops, Andy Devereaux (Val Kilmer) and Stan Johnson (Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson) try to bring law and order in the streets of New Orleans, whilst being investigated for possible corruption.
I rented the DVD because the trailer was interesting, the DVD cover grabbed my attention and the movie reminded me of the following movies, 'Training Day', which starred Denzel Washington and 'Street Kings', which starred Keanu Reeves. Both these movies are competent examples of their genre. 'Streets of Blood' is clearly inspired by these movies, but fails to match them in any department.
The movie starts well, grabbing the attention of the viewer and also presents some unexpected moments. But the movie is let down by the plot, which has no sense of direction making majority of the scenes disjointed and not fully explored. There were so many wasted scenes, which had the potential of being interesting. To add to the downfall, the ending is abrupt and unsatisfying.
Val Kilmer produces a competent and gritty performance, this is one of his better roles. Sharon Stone who plays the role of a psychiatrist is alright. Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson try's to act but is awful. Michael Biehn (FBI Agent) is poor.
The production values of the movie are very cheap and the action choreography is terrible.
The main culprit of the movie is the cluless director, Charles Winkler who manages to make a directionless movie.
'Streets of Blood' is a failed product.