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DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE
DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE follows two police detectives who find themselves suspended when a video of their strong-arm tactics is leaked to the media. With little money and no options, the embittered policemen descend into the criminal underworld and find more than they wanted waiting in the shadows.
Once two overzealous cops get suspended from the force, they must delve into the criminal underworld to get their proper compensation.
- MPAA rating : s_medR R (Restricted)
- Product Dimensions : 0.7 x 7.5 x 5.4 inches; 8.32 Ounces
- Item model number : B07PYJ4FGF
- Director : S. Craig Zahler
- Media Format : NTSC, Subtitled
- Run time : 2 hours and 38 minutes
- Release date : April 30, 2019
- Actors : Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn
- Studio : Artisan / Lionsgate
- ASIN : B07PYJ4FGF
- Number of discs : 2
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What I really like about this movie is that it doesn't force any messages on you or tell you exactly how to feel. It simply presents you with a series of memorable characters and events and lets you draw your own conclusions. One of the leads is very arguably a racist; the other is an accessory to several murders. Does that mean the film is condoning racism and murder? Decide for yourself; the movie won't decide for you. And that's just the surface. There many other issues the movie makes you think about. I won't go into detail about what they are because that would involve getting into spoilers, but I will say I found myself thinking about this movie for days after because it's the kind of movie that makes you think, and that's getting rarer and rarer. So give it a shot. Challenge yourself.
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On the face of it, Dragged Across Concrete us nothing original. Two disgraced cops suspended from duty, with personal problems getting worse, they decide to commit a heist. Actually that sounds really dull. But it's not. It feels and is very original. But in a subtle way. But yet brutal and hard.
The movie is a slow burner, taking its time over every single scene and gesture, but somehow it feels like there is loads going on. And there is, but you have to look under the surface and take it all in because I promise you, it really pays off.
Mel Gibson is fantastic as an old school cop who has not changed or refused to change for 30 years on the force (his 80s mustache signifies this). In some ways he is like a cynical and grumpy Martin Riggs if the Lethal Weapon character was kept the same as the first film. Vince Vaughn does a decent job as Gibson's younger more positive partner, something I was not really looking forward to because Vaughn is normally someone I have no time for. But I get why he was cast with Gibson because if they teamed Gibson up with most other actors the film probably would have gone into buddy cop mode. What Vaughan does is to keep the film more grounded. Not that Gibson needed that as he brilliantly plays everything down. The rest of the cast are all superb, pretty much perfectly poised.
There is loads to like here with terrific performances, standout production design, and on occasion brutal and graphic violence. This is a film that Quentin Tarrintino SHOULD still be making and not his self indulgent pretentious rubbish these days.
If it was to have been more mainstream or alternativy cast (something I find fun to think about) then Dragged Across Concrete would have worked equally well with Kurt Russell, John Travolta and or Nicolas Cage.
Oh God I've just realised that I've done a sensible and mature film review. That's not acceptable so I'll finish off by saying.... bottom, fart, boobs, bum, willy, knob end.
When police officers Brett Ridgeman (Mel Gibson) and Anthony Lurasetti (Vince Vaughn) are suspended following a bout of rough 'n tumble with a hapless perp, they decide to take matters into their own hands. Ridgeman, an older cop with a disabled wife and bullied daughter alongside Lurasetti, much younger but constantly in turmoil if his longterm partner will marry him - hatch a plan to rob career criminal Lorentz Vogelmann (Thomas Kretschmann). However as with all best laid plans, things take a turn for the worse when Vogelmann's hit becomes bloody and the two cops (alongside hired get away drivers Henry (Tory Kittles) and Biscuit (Michael Jai White) become embroiled in the darkest night of their lives...
I really wanted to like this movie. Going in, its got all the right elements: Blistering lead performances from Gibson, Jai White and Kittles alongside a story that is ripe for tension and soul searching. However, a near 3-hour running time slow proceedings down to a mere crawl and at times I was hoping the film would kick into high gear; which sadly it doesn’t. Listen, I have no issue with long movies but they have to hold the attention and this failed to grab me - even with all the fine performances on show. Lead Gibson is solid and its his show all the way: Older and defined, he’s the old gunslinger in a Sam Pekinpah movie (which director Zahler obviously OD’ed on as a kid) and commands the screen whenever he’s there… which is a lot. Sadly, the usually reliable Vaughan barely registers in an underwritten role which basically has him either eating all the time or making sad face about his wedding plans… Thankfully, co-star Tory Kittles is a revelation and flanks Gibson in a solid two hander, making them the real ‘buddy duo’ of the piece. Michael Jai White is also excellent (as always for me) with a mere support role, but makes it his own. Witness his anxiety ridden performance when driving the van - its subtle, but for me he was the only character in the movie I could relate to and delivered the best performance in the movie. Director Zahler (like a certain Mr Tarantino) obviously wears his influences on his sleeve - but where that director celebrates his ‘rip-offery’ with exuberant set pieces and knowing winks to the audience, Zahler would rather bury it within dull monologues and re-worked genre flicks from days gone by (Jennifer Carpenter delivers a great piece of acting, but her cameo is pure offbeat ‘70s Euro crime-lite)…
StudioCanal’s UK blu-ray release grants the movie a very sharp transfer with bolstering audio alongside a set of extra features which cover the movie’s production, etc. All in all, its not a bad movie and some will find meaning in the pseudo depth of the characters and hackneyed screenplay, but for me it’s just another case of ‘seen it all before’ which may have do something with my age - so best to make the decision for yourself. Thumbs up for the cast (especially Michael Jai White and Tory Kittles) and a rather tense 5 minute get away sequence midway through (that is truly exciting) but thumbs down for the recycled screenplay and pretentious air of superiority that runs throughout the entire endeavour.
working the streets of Bulwark become suspended without pay by their superior officer for using
excessive force during the op - which had been caught on camera.
Brett's wife, ill and no longer able to work means that during the suspension there will be no money
coming in, so, despite being a long-serving cop Brett calls in a favour from someone he knows who has
Brett intends taking the ill-gotten gains from prospective robbers...he has begun to feel that after all
the years service he's got little to show for his loyalty, he lives in a rough part of town where even his
daughter suffers bullying from local yobs.
Meanwhile, ex-con Henry ( Tory Kittles) looking to improve things for himself and his family agree's to
become a co-getaway driver with his friend biscuit, unaware that the people he'd be working for were
brutal killers not to be trusted.
Well, with details of a proposed heist Brett along with Anthony steak-out the said starting point of the
Anthony who is about to become engaged is at first wary of Brett's intent, but agree's to go along with it,
the target turns out to be a bank, after a brutal robbery the gang join their awaiting drivers to make their
Brett and Anthony who'd awaited the four robbers to emerge set out to follow the van which after a long
drive into the countryside reaches the checkpoint
This is where Brett and Henry's paths will cross, with a shootout inevitable will the now criminal cops get
their hands on the stolen gold bullion?
This is a gritty and sometimes brutal film, which, is perhaps a little slow at times and in my view predictable,
though it does hold your attention throughout, which is what makes it -
, Certainly worthy of a viewing.
Footnote - Most films I've seen featuring Vince Vaughn tends to be comedy, nice to see him in a more serious
Ich schäme mich auch nicht, wenn ich sage, dass S. Craig Zahler mein neuer Lieblingsregisseur ist. Unglaublich, wie man 3 so unterschiedliche, aber so verdammt gute Filme schreiben und inszenieren kann. Dieser Typ hat es einfach drauf! Für mich mein Favorit unter seinen Filmen und auf jeden Fall Anwärter für den Film des Jahres. 9,5/10
Probably the nastiest film I've seen for some time, and I mean that in a good way. Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughan and Tory Kittles perform arguably their best performances, as well as the three merciless, brutal Bank robbers who pull off some of the greatest performances of any antagonists I've seen for a while. It is a slow paced film, but it is necessary. I was engrossed throughout because of the powerful dialogue, the incredible execution of extreme violence and with the film delivering a fantastic payoff at the end.