Writer-director S. Craig Zahler’s neo-noir crime thriller film features Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn as a pair of police officers who are suspended without pay after an incident of police brutality is picked up by the media. The disgraced duo decide to tap into their criminal connections to make ends meet.~Augustine Chay
"Elements of a Crime" 3-Part featurette
"Moral Conflict: Creating that Challenges" Featurette
Wasn't sure about this one, but I wanted to know what Mel Gibson was up to these days. I hadn't seen anything with him in it recently. This movie does not disappoint. Watching Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn trade dialog is a joy. The movie is slow and methodic but never uninteresting. It pays off in the end. I liked it because it was filmed with a steady traditional style like the way they used make movies in the 70's. A character driven story with slick camera shots that you can focus on and enjoy.
I bought this movie initially because of the actor line up, actors I enjoy watching. The movie did not disappoint me. The theme of this movie was very realistic and I could see why people do what they normally would not do. I enjoyed the movie and would recommend it to my friends. I do not want to give the ending away but it made me sad. Enjoy!!!
Mel Gibson had a strong performance. Good transformation story of how good cops turn bad under stressful circumstances. The level of violence was a bit difficult to understand at times but it was consistent with the characters and how depraved they were in pursuing money. The ending was interesting and surprising.
That said, this provides real showcases for its cast, and despite its length, the film delivers regular and substantial jolts of energy. Technical merits are solid, and Dragged Across Concrete comes Recommended.
Not the typical good guys/ bad guys story. Most of the characters are villains in varying degrees. Plot moves even when the film is 2 1/2 hours. Looks good. The ending? You decide if you like it or not. Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn have good chemistry. Quick cameo from an aging Don Johnson
Definitely was not sure what to expect with this one. It did not disappoint from the start. Don't leave your seat because you will miss something key to the plot. Without a doubt, surprised by the ending. Not bad, but not a great movie.
This movie isn't about good cops vs criminals nor about corrupt cops vs anybody. It's about very human cops making choices and having to deal with the consequences. Quite a few innocent people get hurt in this movie with no apparent benefit for anybody else. That's hard to watch, but more realistic than the usual massive shootouts and car chases cop movies have.