When narcotics detective Eugene “Mack” McCanick (David Morse, THE GREEN MILE) discovers that Simon Weeks (Cory Monteith, "Glee") has been released from prison, he instigates a brutal manhunt, without permission from the Chief of Police (Ciaran Hinds, THERE WILL BE BLOOD). The frenzy of paranoia and violence that follows pushes Mack and his partner to the edge of the law. The closer Mack gets to his prey, the closer he gets to a secret from his past—one that only Weeks can expose.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
A fine performance by Cory Monteith isn't enough to salvage this drably derivative, infuriatingly improbable police drama.Andrew Barker, Variety, 09.09.2013
The premise that bruised feelings can get blown so far out of proportion and propel a veteran cop to risk his reputation and jettison his entire career is simply preposterous.Martin Tsai, Los Angeles Times, 03.20.2014
[A] numbingly inert series of dirty-cop cliches that abruptly builds to an ephemerally poignant climax.Inkoo Kang, Village Voice, 03.18.2014
The dour "McCanick" banks way too much on what it is not telling us, making for a movie that thinks it's being cryptically suspenseful but is really just annoying.Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, 03.20.2014