After crafting a pair of the most impressively-written B-movie genre blasts in recent years with Bone Tomahawk and Brawl in Cell Block 99, S. Craig Zahler returned last fall at Venice Film Festival to premiere his latest crime drama: Dragged Across Concrete. The film stars Vince Vaughn and Mel Gibson as detectives who, when faced with a public outcry after police brutality, enter a criminal underworld. Ahead of a release next month, the first trailer and poster have now arrived.
Leonardo Goi said in his review, “Anyone transfixed by the hyper-stylized meathead triumph of blood and violence of Brawl in Cell 99 should be warned. Dragged Across Concrete, S. Craig Zahler’s third feature, is comparatively much tamer than his 2017 prison drama. But where the new entry lacks in bloodshed and bone-splintering violence, it still confirms Zahler’s penchant for complicated characters, and conjures up a bad cops action movie which, despite blips in tension and a second half far superior to the first, crystallizes Zahler’s as a key name to watch for lovers of the genre.”
See the trailer and poster below.
RAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE follows two police detectives who find themselves suspended when a video of their strong-arm tactics is leaked to the media. With little money and no options, the embittered policemen descend into the criminal underworld and find more than they wanted waiting in the shadows.
Dragged Across Concrete opens in theaters and on VOD on March 22, 2019.