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About the Movie
When a respected New York homicide detective (Robert De Niro) discovers the prime suspect in a murder case is his estranged son (James Franco), he is forced to return home to the decaying boardwalks of Long Beach, Long Island, to confront the darkness of his past. During the course of the investigation, he realizes that his failures as a father-and his unresolved anguish about the painful estrangement-have deeply influenced his son's life, and he must put his own life on the line in order to do right by both his family and his profession.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 144
- Fresh: 68
- Rotten: 76
- Average Rating: 5.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: The furious coherence that [DeNiro] brings to this part only underscores the fuzzy sentimentality of the movie itself, which feels, as it plods toward the end, less like a movie than like the filmed reading of a script in need of polishing.
Rotten: De Niro may enjoy the same free ride from critics afforded to Clint Eastwood in the lazy Bloodwork. But like Bruce Springsteen's gone-to-pot Asbury Park, New Jersey, this sad-sack waste of a movie is a City of ruins.
Fresh: It's a run-of-the-mill cop thriller but also a gripping family drama.
Fresh: De Niro has been showing us great stuff for 30 years now, but in this movie he shows us something new..
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2002
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