Review: 2019s Dragged Across Concrete

Review: 2019s Dragged Across Concrete

Review: 2019s Dragged Across Concrete

Zahler just wins. At least so far, as he is 3 for 3 now with incredibly different and sometimes unexplainably entertaining films.
Dragged Across Concrete stars Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn as police who decide to take a chance for a score, and along with them is a hell of a cast. I’m not gonna say anything else about the movie since it’s new, and I think people should support it and go in as blind as possible.
It’s long, it’s slow, and it’s utterly intriguing. The dialogue is witty, but not overwhelmingly so. When there is violence, it’s realistic in how horrifying real violence can be and usually isn’t displayed as such. At 150 minutes long, it doesn’t feel like it because I just kept wanting to know what happened next. And there was no massive finale, even though it picks up in the final act, but I felt oddly satisfied with it.
Now, I probably won’t revisit this as frequently as I will Brawl and Bone, but this is an unexplainably intriguing film that is filled with great shots and scoring, good dialogue and that something which I just can’t explain.
8.5/10
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