Bits of color either don't add up to much (Elba's junkie sister, played by the fine Marianne Jean-Baptiste) or leap out immediately as cues for third-act plot twists. None of the above is offensive as filler in a disposable crime movie, but then Luessenhop tries to convince us it's opera by slathering on the slo-mo and self-sacrifice in a shootout that goes on long enough to use the entire ammo budget of "Scarface" - or, at least, feels like it does.
Our grade: 1-1/2 stars (out of 5)
Genres: Crime Drama, Action
Running Time: 107 min
MPAA rating: PG-13
Release Date: Aug 27, 2010