Where to start? Well, mostly at the money I threw away at this. It was tragic. I should have just lit the 6 dollars on fire and watched it burn.
Ok, the plot. I'm not even sure what it was, because of the mini stroke I had due to the terrible acting and massive plot holes. I think it was about an art heist and a famous paining worth millions of dollars.
It was being looked for by this psycho gang leader with some kind of affliction that causes him to use cheesy lines like "He ain't sleeping" when asked what was wrong with the guy lying in a puddle of water/blood after being shot multiple times. Mel Gibson must have read the script impaired, because his character is written in such a deplorably bad caricature of a retired police officer, that you really can't take him serious. I think they were going for crusty, but he's way beyond that. He's got a steady diet of cop lingo like perp and suspect, but it's all woven together in an implausible menagerie of trying too hardness. As a police officer of over 30 years, We just don't talk like that people. We haven't for decades. Anyhoo, I found myself turning this off halfway through, because I just didn't care if anybody lived or died. I was kind of hoping the cat 5 hurricane would win the day jsut by collapsing the entire building on everybody. The kid who plays the "troubled", I just shot my partner after getting on duty booty, is kind of likable in a wait, you were just trying to blow your brains out for gunning down your partner and now you're all flirty and everything, kind of way. But, nope, he could have gotten gunned down by the psycho bad guy too, and I probably wouldn't have cared. Tactics are terrible in this one too. I guess when you have a mediocre budget the "technical advisor" is the first to go. Nobody maintains their interval, everybody bunches up. Good guys get too close to the bad guys and bad guys get too close to the good guys. I turned it off right after psycho bad guy uses pretty much worthless female police officer (not all of them, just her) to call her partner. Um, he's shot all his own people, and we're to believe he spared the girl so he can flush her partner out of hiding. Really? All of a sudden he's got a plan? SO far all his intel's been bad too. And he killed a blue haired society lady in a bank in broad daylight and we're buying that the cops just gave up on him? SO much to say, but I think you get the idea. Bad from the getgo. In the first five minutes you will experience such massive buyers remorse that you may have to phone a friend to talk you in off the ledge. Avoid. Avoid. Avoid. Or get really drunk. I'm not a drinker, but it might be palatable if you are suitably impaired. You've been warned.