Concrete Canyons

  • Terry Ingram (2010)
  • Can
  • 95 min
Film Review
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2 out of 5

An understated yet expressive lead performance distracts from all the clich├ęs in this watchable crime drama about parenting and second chances. Scott Patterson adds depth to his small-town stereotype, playing a Rocky Mountains ex-sheriff and expert tracker who takes to the mean streets of Chicago to try to clear his estranged son of murder. Though his deduction-based, investigation process is often a little hard to swallow - causing predictable conflict with Polly Shannon's sceptical, no-nonsense city cop - it's the subtle handling of the emotional and family issues behind this contrived detective work that keeps the film interesting. You can really feel the regret in Patterson's affectingly human character, which makes the reconciliatory finale, in particular, inevitable but satisfying.

Plot Summary

Police drama starring Scott Patterson. Sheriff Ben Sloane leaves his home in the Rockies for Chicago and uses his experience as a tracker to search for his son, who has gone into hiding after being suspected of murder.

Cast and crew

Cast

Ben Sloane
Scott Patterson
Detective Susan Kincaid
Polly Shannon
Maggie
Emilie Ullerup
Nick
Andrew Dunbar
Hoffman
Ted Whittall
Danny Smalls
Chad Krowchuk
Carter
Aaron Pearl
Eberley
Keith Martin Gordey
Gault
Chad Bellamy
Hanley
Colin Lawrence

Crew

Director
Terry Ingram

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Edited for violence and language.
Categories
Drama

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