The thing that worked the best in this film is the chemistry between Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg and that earns this movie some points, but other than that the overly predictable plot just didn’t hold my attention.
At times the movie felt like a pale imitation of a Guy Ritchie film and I wondered if it was cast with all British Actors and taking place in London if I would have liked it better. The very fact that my mind was wandering during the film to think about this says a lot: I just didn’t care.
I also thought the movie played out far less interesting than the preconceived movie I had in my head based on the trailers. The reveal that they’re both “the good guys” was revealed in such an uninteresting way that it turned me off to the movie.
Also, tonally the movie never quite meshed for me. It was like it couldn’t decide if it was a dark action about corruption or a zany cops & robbers comedy. People are killed in various graphic and violent ways but there’s also a jokiness that seems at odds with the tone.
By the end of the movie, I found it entirely forgettable and feel no need to ever watch it again. There’s really not much more to say about this film.