Dragged Across Concrete Reviews

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May 13, 2020
You feel as if you are being dragged across a concrete surface. For better and for worse. [Full review in Spanish]
February 13, 2020
...a film that is engaging and methodical even as the chaos and violence pile up.
February 6, 2020
Dragged Across Concrete is Zahler flexing his script-writing muscles, and it should come as no surprise he has also churned out five novels since 2010, with his latest feeling like an adaptation of one of his own books.
September 9, 2019
Lean, exceptionally mean, and oddly compelling.
August 30, 2019
Massively ambitious crime drama is a supremely well crafted piece of genre auteurism. It's thoroughly solid in the delivery of its very specific intentions; whether you want such a product is up to you.
August 28, 2019
Dragged Across Concrete feels like you're dangling on the end of a meat hook. It's painful and tense and at the same time, a little ridiculous... Even then, it's full of surprises, and riches for those who like it darker.
August 28, 2019
After years of doing it tough, jaundiced detective Brett Ridgeman proposes that he and his partner become partners-in-crime by ambushing and robbing a dealer.
August 27, 2019
Despite a running time (more than two and a half hours) that would normally seem excessive for this kind of movie, Dragged Across Concrete is never boring.
August 26, 2019
If you're patient enough, brave even, the final product may prove worthy of your investment.
August 14, 2019
Clever filmmaking.
August 10, 2019
...the movie is at its best when focused on Gibson and Vaughn's respective protagonists.
August 8, 2019
A muscular and enthralling crime drama.
August 2, 2019
You look back and you pinpoint things that don't belong, adding or detracting...feels like wasted baggage. But this film challenges critics, and challenging audiences, and that's far more interesting than a filmmaker playing it safe.
July 10, 2019
This is another slow-burn and triumph from the director. Mel Gibson is perfectly cast in this crime-thriller.
July 2, 2019
It is the new punch on the table - and on the stomach of the spectator - delivered by an extraordinary filmmaker. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 26, 2019
Where most filmmakers would cut, Zahler keeps the take rolling, to ratchet tension and (perhaps thanks to his novelistic leanings) to shift the tonal gears to a degree that's cinematically inspired...
May 14, 2019
There's something sickly refreshing about a feature that hasn't endured three rounds of sanitization by the way of focus groups and executive notes.
May 10, 2019
What makes the film, which clocks in at 159 minutes, seem less calculating and cynical is the way that slow buildup is steeped in a melancholy that never lets up even through the subsequent violence.
May 3, 2019
Morally and politically, Dragged Across Concrete is short sighted and sometimes downright idiotic, and yet I can't say that I wasn't constantly engaged by the material and its presentation.
May 3, 2019
The movie's very slowness and quietness makes all the wrongdoing and violence resonate a great deal more; as it goes, we consider consequences more than in any normal film.
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