Dwayne Johnson races down dark and dirty alleyways as an ex-con hunting down the men who double-crossed him during a major heist and killed his brother. In addition, he struggles to stay one step ahead of an aging detective (Billy Bob Thornton) with a few of his own dark secrets and a hit man (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) with deep emotional and psychological issues hot on his trail.
A tough turn like this could chart a new course for Johnson, marking a huge step forward in his transition from entertainer to actor, but audiences might have trouble buying his cold playacting.
Director George Tillman Jr. (Notorious)
channels his inner Tony Scott here, but the script lacks a surprising
or thrilling punch, and Tillman refuses to race fast and furiously
into the darkest and most dangerous corners that would have at least
made for some real B-movie glory. Grade: D
Opens Nov. 26. Check out theaters and show times, see the trailer and get theater details here.