The gritty, ultra-violent crime drama from director Antoine Fuqua ("Training Day") follows three borough cops - a patrolman (Richard Gere), a plainclothes detective (Ethan Hawke) and undercover op (Don Cheadle) - unhappy in their careers and personal lives.

The gritty, ultra-violent crime drama from director Antoine Fuqua ("Training Day") follows three borough cops - a patrolman (Richard Gere), a plainclothes detective (Ethan Hawke) and undercover op (Don Cheadle) - unhappy in their careers and personal lives. Buoyed by solid performances, the script is overall predictable with heavy-handed themes about choices and consequences.