‘Street Kings’ – Injustice for all

‘Street Kings’ – Injustice for all

Another day, another movie about dirty cops. Ho hum.

“Street Kings,” the new-to-DVD police drama starring Keanu Reeves, gets its hands dirty with some pretty lax law enforcers. Reeves plays the king of the crooked cops, a detective who doesn’t mind planting evidence as long as it cleans up the streets. But who’s gonna tidy up his soul?

My Washington Times review dissects the film’s descent into incoherence. It’s a shame, since Reeves isn’t bad in this cop thriller, and the fine supporting cast (Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie and Chris Evans) also deserves better.

(Photo: Keanu Reeves takes the law into his own bloody hands in “Street Kings”)

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DagnabbittNo Gravatar July 14, 2008 at 4:23 pm

HOW do these otherwise good actors – even Reeves I shall include on this list – get into these features?

Is the nigh-apocryphal Whoopi Goldberg observation, “it looked good on paper,” the truth? Perhaps the final cut is far different from the script that enticed the actors and the scenes that they shot?

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