Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Dragged Across Concrete is a long film. Far longer than a crime genre movie really should be. Thing is thought it almost works… the slow pace, the drawn out scenes, the long minutes of little happening… it all adds to the atmosphere the film sets out to create. It’s a brave and confident move by the director. But at its heart is yet another hard boiled grizzled performance by Mel Gibson – who must now corner the market on this kinda thing- that really helps the film stick. It’s not PC to say it but I’ve been enjoying Gibson’s come back over the past 5 years and here he even manages to force Vince Vaughn to step it up. So over all Dragged Across Concrete is enjoyable but be prepared to spend almost 3 hours in it’s company.
Best Bit: The robbery
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream
If You Liked this Try: Blood Father, How I Spent My Summer Vacation, Daddy’s Home 2
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Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil’s Quick Capsule Review…