'Line Of Duty' [Blu-ray + Digital]
(Aaron Eckhart, Dina Meyer, Ben McKenzie, Giancarlo Esposito, et al / Blu-ray + Digital / R / 2020 / LGF)
Overview: Aaron Eckhart (Olympus Has Fallen) stars as Frank Penny, a disgraced cop looking for a shot at redemption.
When the police chief’s 11-year-old daughter is abducted, Frank goes rogue to try and save her.
But to find the girl, Frank will need the help of Ava Brooks (Courtney Eaton), whose live-streaming news channel is broadcasting Frank’s every move.
While a city watches, Frank and Ava race against time in this explosive action-thriller.
Blu-ray Verdict: In truth, Steven C. Miller has been pumping out thrillers for a few years now which means going in I kinda sorta already knew what his latest, the colorful 'Line Of Duty' would hold for me.
And I was right, all the way down the line (no pun intended), but also have to say that aside from 'Line Of Duty' being neither his best or worst, it most definitely is well above average.
A somewhat, at times, light and breezy watch, we get lots of action, an eventful albeit oversimplified plot, recognizable actors and even some mild comedy (consisting of overly familiar jokes) scattered throughout.
Aaron Eckhart does what he does best in these films, and although he doesn't have a big amount of screen time, the always brilliant Giancarlo Esposito does everything with it that he possibly can.
It was also, especially as a 'Gotham' fan, great to Ben McKenzie in a movie for the first time (and as a villain, nonetheless) and then there's one of my all-time fav actors, the winning Dina Meyer getting herself knee deep in the action too.
Sure the story is rather simple and sure it plays out as the usual police thriller-type of ride, but here in 'Line Of Duty' it has become infused with a lead character who brings millennial vibes and culture into the script.
In closing, the action is entertaining and the story exists only to facilitate the action and the bond that forms between the two main characters.
But, that said, and at a time when its highly profitable to help everyone hate each other, these filmmaker took a risk and I respect them for it. The movie was a breath of fresh air for me in this genre and I'm sure you'll agree once you have watched it too. This is a Widescreen Presentation (2.39:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Feature of:
• Audio Commentary with Director Steven C. Miller
• “Meaningful Action: Making Line of Duty” Featurette
A pulse-pounding race against time action-thriller with incredible high-end set pieces and stunts, the 'Line Of Duty' Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.
Official 'Line Of Duty' Trailer