After a familiar girl goes missing, two detectives (Sam Worthington, Jeffrey Dean Morgan) race against time before a serial killer claims her as his next victim.
" The only notable element of this police procedural is that director Ami Canaan Mann, daughter of filmmaker Michael Mann ("Heat," "Collateral"), who produced here, appreciates dad's esthetic but can't replicate it. "
" The plot is a chaos of underdeveloped relationships and frayed loose ends, but every so often, Mann does something so right that it makes this seem less a matter of narrative disorganization than a commentary on the anarchy intrinsic to any investigation. "
" Scenes do not always necessarily follow one another. I was sometimes unclear who some of the characters were. "
" [A] southern-fried rehash of David Fincher's Seven. "
" As solid Saturday night entertainment goes, this is a consistently compelling, enjoyably old school potboiler. "
" Like the Texas City killer's plans, something's gone terribly wrong. "
" It's all just shorthand and cliches from other cop movies - the moral avenger, the workaholic loner. "
" The identity of the villain is beside the point; he-she-it might as well have a Looney Tunes-ish neon arrow emblazoned KILLER! pointing at their noggin. What matters more is the thick sense of atmosphere that Mann and her collaborators conjure. "
" Takes its suspense for granted, which leaves it weak where it should be at its most chilling. "
" Long on style and short on coherent storytelling... "
" The characters will be familiar to fans of police procedural shows and TV movies. "
" The story simply doesn't stand up, with its combination of well-worn plot elements and confusing red herrings -- or maybe they're just details that don't add up. "
" Despite the presence of some notable names at the top of the cast including the currently ubiquitous Jessica Chastain, the steadily-paced drama looks more of a small-screen proposition. "
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