DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE PODCAST REVIEW
When you have Mel Gibson headlining your film, you know things will get ugly! In the third film from S. Craig Zahler (Bone Tomahawk, Brawl In Cell Block 99), Gibson and Vince Vaughn are cops who have been suspended after a civilian filmed them using excessive force at a drug raid. With financial debt and family obligations needing to be met, Gibson hatches a plan to rob an ex-con. Unbeknownst to them, the ex-con is involved with a heist that will escalate out of control. What follows is a methodically paced movie with stern dialogue delivered with growling gravitas, casually brutal violence and one of the scariest villains of the year! Just to warn everyone though, this movie is long. Like, over two and a half hours! So how much enjoyment you’ll get from this very deliberately paced movie depends on if you felt the director’s choices worked or not. Justin and Allen are not fully in agreement in that case, so listen here to find out who was on what side with this movie.
Directed by: S. Craig Zahler
Starring: Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Carpenter, Michael Jai White, Laurie Holden, Don Johnson, Thomas Kretschmann, Udo Kier
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