Adapted from George V. Higgins's novel, this is a gangster film with guns, mafia, poker and millions of dollars.
Jackie Cogan is an enforcer; and when the Mob's rules get broken, he gets hired to ply his trade — murder. He is called in when a high-stake card game under the protection of the Mob is heisted. Expertly, with a ruthless businessman's efficiency, a shrewd sense of other people's weaknesses, and a style as cold as his stare, Cogan moves with reliable precision to restore the status quo as ill-conceived capers and double-dealing shenanigans erupt into high-voltage violence."
Andrew Dominik wants you to know that the underworld is our world, with the same top-dog-eats-little-dog amorality, just expressed with naked ruthlessness. “This isn’t a country, this is America. And America is a business.”
Brad Pitt, Richard Jenkins, Ray Liotta, James Gandolfini, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn