"'Hush, hush'? I can't stop talking about this fuckin' movie!"
"Don't start doing the right thing- you haven't had the experience."What a script! The story spins a web of coruption involving three police officers. Officer Bud White (Russell Crowe) came from a corrupt family that resulted in a shattered childhood which fuels his ambition to catch women beaters at all costs. Sgt. Ed Exley (Guy Pearse) is a political cop who does things by the book but loses sight when he stumbles onto a crime that offers him medals and promotions. Sgt. Jack Vincennes (Kevin Spacey) is a celebrity cop who loves hanging around television studios more than the police station. These three cops eventually end up investigating the same case that gives them all the chance to redeem themselves.
This is the kind of cop movie that makes you gasp when the commisioner suspends a cop rather than laugh. The film looks awesome; it's acted wonderfully; it's pacing is breathless. It's a masterpiece!"Hold up your badge, so they know you're a policeman."