There’s a dissonance between the film’s darker subjects and its seeming desire to offer something uplifting at the end, and the mediocre songs are a distraction.
Writer/director Jacob Estes has come to the project with a clever concept but his execution is weak, contradictory, and confusing.
A lackluster, hard-to-swallow police procedural with soap opera-ish subplots and flat characters.
Unfortunately, a worthy message doesn’t necessarily equate to a good movie and, in this case, the inequality is evident.
As the credits roll with most of the major plot threads unresolved, the frustration is palpable when one recognizes that there will be no second installment.
In many ways a throwback, which would be okay if there wasn’t already an okay version of the same story kicking around from the 1970s .
Not so much a bad movie as a superficial, uninspired, and forgettable one.
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