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underrated but totally awesome
on 4 February 2009
starring keanu reeves and forest whitaker primarily, this is a tale very much in the style of the tv show "the shield", though perhaps not quite as good. also similar to a film called "dark blue" a few years ago starring kurt russell. keanu reeves plays it in his usual understated method, allowing for the showier actors to steal the stage - notably forest whitaker who is, as usual, absolutely breathtaking. also watch for the cameo by hugh laurie, playing a variation on his "house" persona, apparently.
overall i rate this film highly - it's dark, brutal and well-made with great performances throughout.