I really had no idea what to expect from this flick but since there was a decent cast involved, I thought I might as well check it out. First of all, it was pretty neat to see Paul Bettany playing the lead for once. Concerning the movie itself, it seemed to be another crime thriller about a top detective solving a murder case but it actually turned out to be about an actually rather average cop who completely f*cked-up an investigation with some dramatic consequences and this approach was quite refreshing. On top of that, the cast involved (Paul Bettany, Stephen Graham, Mark Strong, Brian Cox) gave some really solid performances. I also enjoyed the fact that they didn’t give so much information about Brian Cox character but you still could figure out that the guy was neither a great cop either and that his main method was mostly to frighten the suspects but also his collegues. Still, even though it turned out to be a decent watch, the whole thing was still too generic and predictable though. Indeed, basically, it was a variation on ‘Crime and Punishment’ but they didn’t add anything really new to the genre. Anyway, to conclude, even if it was nothing really groundbreaking, it was not bad at all and I think it is worth a look, especially if you like the genre.