Caught in the Crossfire Reviews
Not worth a rental.
Though the movie is quite implausible, it still manages to stay fairly engaging. But one performance proves to be just too much and ends up sinking the rest of the picture.
Chris Klein and Adam Rodriguez are two cops who are sent out to investigate the shooting of a cop. The search ends with several questionable deaths. The details unfold during the interrogation when things become less clear as to who the real bad guys are.
Adam Rodriguez shows a lot of star making potential here and the script offers some lively dialogue. The film could have succeeded better had Chris Klein?s performance been more on target. He is trying so hard to look and act like a bad-ass cop. He yells and snarls every line. It is so bad that it makes his scenes almost unwatchable.
Miller creates a lot from the material it's only when he starts twisting the story it's very hard to care when the leads don't have that central back story. Miller might be a possible director to watch given a better budget and screenwriting.
Chris Klein is quite solid in the lead and gives the film some much needed depth. He hasn't got the character to work with but the tale of the film is interesting thanks to him.
The film has interesting ideas but the script is unable to deliver on the bigger ideas. Had the film had further development this film could of delivered one hell if a detective thriller. Not a poor film but okay for a night in.