Posted on 3/19/10 08:44 AM
One thing that I have to start off saying about this movie is that it is great to finally see Mel Gibson back on the big screen again. Too bad it was not in a better film than this one. Gibson plays Thomas Craven a detective from Boston who watches his own daughter get shot on their doorstep He finds himself in the midst of a puzzle filled with conspiracy and corruption and it becomes his duty to figure out the missing pieces to the puzzle. Figuring he was the intended target he soon learns he wasn't and his daughter led a secret life that he did not know about. In the process of his chase to figure out the murder he is confronted by a secret government operative, played by Darius Jedburgh, who jobs is to find and hide the remaining evidence. Craven singleness about finding the reasons behind his daughters death will ultimately bring changes to his life. Gibson has a screen presence about him that just gets you into any thriller or action movie that you are watching. Is it enough to make this one worth seeing? I really do not know. His acting us superb but his accent needs a little tweeking. It comes and goes randomly throughout the film. Sometimes it is extremely strong to the point of sounding rediculous and other times it just dissappears completly. the surprise of the movie for me was the outstanding performance by Darius Jedburgh who is most famous for his role in The Departed playing Jack Nicholson's most trusted henchman. Jedburgh is great and honestly every time he is on screen with Gibson, he steals the show. His laid back approach in this whole situtation like he has seen it before, is just intriguing to the viewer. Still the movies twist and turn and twists and turns...and did a mention twists and turns? All really start to drag on. It makes you think harder than you really need to. With most films that do that there are a ton of plot points missed and holes that are open. It is great to see Gibson acting again it has been quite a few years, but I hope people wait until he comes out with another movie. You can really just skip this typical cop thriller.