Dragged across Concrete

Dragged across Concrete

S Craig Zahler (2018)

152min
18 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Dragged Across Concrete is the sort of film that takes its time. Like director S Craig Zahler's previous movies (Bone Tomahawk, Brawl in Cell Block 99), it hits you occasionally with a sudden burst of violence, but almost every scene is unhurried. The story unfolds slowly, following two cops (Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn) who are suspended for using excessive force during an arrest. Both men are desperate for money, so they decide to steal from bank robbers. This leads to bloodshed and shoot-outs, although action fans will need to wait. And wait. The film is long (two and a half hours), and most of the action occurs in the final 40 minutes. Still, it's a quietly engrossing experience that will reward patient viewers. The dialogue is sharp and witty, while Mel Gibson is fantastic as a cynical veteran who is "losing perspective". If you enjoy violent, slow-burn crime dramas, Dragged Across Concrete is a must-see.

Cast & Crew

Brett Ridgeman Mel Gibson
Anthony Lurasetti Vince Vaughn
Henry Johns Tory Kittles
Biscuit Michael Jai White
Kelly Summer Jennifer Carpenter
Melanie Ridgeman Laurie Holden
Mr Edmington Fred Melamed
Lorentz Vogelmann Thomas Kretschmann
Chief Lt G Calvert Don Johnson
Friedrich Udo Kier
Director S Craig Zahler
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Studio CanalGuidance: ViolenceAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 19 Apr 2019