Partners in crime Paulie (Ethan Hawke) and Brian (Mark Ruffalo) find themselves at odds after years of pulling dangerous jobs, surviving turf wars and evading a determined detective (Donnie Wahlberg) in this gritty crime drama set in South Boston. The childhood buddies have gone through the wringer together, but when Brian’s relationship with his wife (Amanda Peet) begins to fall apart, their loyal friendship is tested.
This is based on a true story of Brian Goodman who plays the part of Pat Kelly. Mark Ruffalo plays him here. This film has a great setup and really good ending which I was satisfied with. I wasn’t too crazy about how the middle played out. I felt the movie spent too much time on Brian’s downfall and not enough time on his redemption. I liked the friendship of the Paulie and Brian characters. I was moved. I am giving this one 3 stars.
I like actor Mark Ruffalo. I thought he was good in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Zodiac and Collateral. I am glad his career survived In the Cut (the movie Megan Ryan went topless in).
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