As decorated NYPD cops Joseph Grusinsky (Mark Wahlberg
) and his father, Burt (Robert Duvall
), prepare to take on a newly powerful and dangerous Russian drug dealer, they never thought they would be turning to Joseph's black sheep brother, Bobby (Joaquin Phoenix
). Forced to choose sides, Bobby and his girlfriend, Amada (Eva Mendes
), are caught in the middle -- between the familial ties he has rejected and a future he cannot avoid.
while somewhat predictable and slow-paced at times, overall it wasn't that bad of a movie. Would have liked to have seen more scenes with Wahlberg and Phoenix, but the movie was entertaining. One complaint - at some parts I could hardly understand what Phoenix was saying - speak up man!!, you're a ACTOR for crying out loud!
One of the worst ever!!! Can Pheonix mumble any softer. This movie was so predictable and incredibly "soft"!! Truly one of the "worst" movies I have ever seen. Can we stop the russian mob story already???