Synopsis: Set in 1999 Los Angeles, veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, works to take care of his family, and struggles for his own survival.
Release Date: February 10, 2012
Thoughts: Harrelson has come a long way from behind the bar in Cheers. His first steps into film were screwball comedies but his taste has become more eclectic as the years go by. What I enjoy about him is that he continues to develop — making each role a challenge and something fresh. His take on a stereotypical character in 2011’s Friends With Benefits was a welcome surprise. His Oscar-nominated performances in The People vs. Larry Flynt and The Messenger were no fluke as both were strongly layered outings. Here he reteams with the director of The Messenger and is backed by a knock-out supporting cast. I’ve heard he’s so good in this that were it not for the tremendous blitz for George Clooney (The Descendants) and Jean Dujardin (The Artist) that he’d be looking at Oscar gold. Not having seen this, I’d still be happy to see him make the Best Actor nominees as an upset.