Dragged Across Concrete Reviews

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April 28, 2019
Officer Ridgeman is a man left behind by his inability to adapt to the present, and the jury's out on whether the same thing will happen to Zahler.
April 27, 2019
A pornographic celebration of immorality.
April 26, 2019
Every scene in this artful, indulgent thriller is expertly acted and staged, although at least an hour of sideroads and spurious moments could have been cut from the film without changing its impact.
April 25, 2019
Zahler knows how to command attention, even if it is by way of provocation.
April 23, 2019
Dragged Across Concrete gives a pulp filmmaking set-up interest through clever character work and unexpected twists.
April 22, 2019
Zahler takes his time with long scenes, letting you steep uncomfortably in the nihilism and anger of these two men. His dialogue has a harsh zing to it and the precision of his film making is impossible to fault.
April 22, 2019
A two-and-a-half hour scenic route is taken to its finale, and this unhurried pace, constant off-kilter humour, and a devil-may-care attitude to violence, won't suit everyone.
April 22, 2019
Mel Gibson stars as an ageing police detective in sudden need of money but it's only co-star Vince Vaughn who emerges with his reputation halfway intact.
April 22, 2019
In this new, bleak and often unexpectedly grand genre movie (it's essentially a buddy-cop flick, but with operatic ambitions), the thread out of place, both irritably scratching and strangely arresting, is Mel Gibson.
April 22, 2019
Absent of the eccentric qualities that led Bone Tomahawk and Brawl in Cell Block 99 to be so well-received, Zahler's latest outing feels a mature step forward.
April 21, 2019
I'll pass.
April 19, 2019
This may be an exercise in genre pastiche but it's a surprisingly engaging and affecting one.
April 19, 2019
Full of atmosphere and slightly overwritten, Mr. Zahler's film is gripping in a gloomy sort of way though predictably obsessed with nihilistic pain and suffering.
April 19, 2019
It's uncompromising and unapologetically unpleasant, but it's also mediocre, boring and tries far too hard to be controversial.
April 19, 2019
All too often it feels like a writer-director indulging himself rather than his audience.
April 18, 2019
Many genre fans will flinch, but if you can throw down with postmodernity and the prickliness, this is something to see.
April 18, 2019
If you enjoy violent, slow-burn crime dramas, Dragged Across Concrete is a must-see.
April 18, 2019
Unrelenting, glib and actually quite intelligent beneath the guts and gore.
April 18, 2019
Impossible to dismiss, but hard to warm to.
April 18, 2019
It's a very violent, very male film, it's sadistic, exploitative, the dialogue is often clunky, the characters aren't particularly sympathetic and an awful lot of screen time is given to men just sitting in cars, on a stakeout, driving or tailing
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