Billy Taggart (Mark Wahlberg) has been arrested for the murder of a street thug that raped and murdered his girlfriend’s sister. The Captain asks Mayor Nicholas Hostetler (Russell Crowe) for help and they eliminate the crucial evidence that frees Taggart. Seven years later, Taggart is now a private investigator and the Mayor uses this favour to find out the object of his wife’s affair.
Seriously, I wanted to watch the movie for Mark Wahlberg and Alona Tal. There was a bonus Justin Chambers but he’s too sleazy for my liking! Well, there’s a lot more to what’s going on with the Mayor and his wife and it is explained as the movie progresses. What’s not new is that politicians always play dirty and they always have a trick up their sleeve. Pity Mark Wahlberg whose character has to pick up other people’s pieces and solve the entire thing at the price of his life.