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Fresh: Catch it on cable late one night, enjoy the performances of Sutherland and Mitchell, and then move on to something a bit better.
- Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Surprisingly entertaining racehorse 'n' lowlifes yarn, deftly balancing comedy & drama better than most. Kiefer Sutherland gives one of his best performances as a cop forced into early retirement due to a bad heart and talked into a dodgy partnership with his good-natured but shady half-brother Anthony LaPaglia. This mismatched pair is great fun to watch as Kiefer blows a gasket with each step LaPaglia leads him deeper into the mire. Lothare Bluteau is great as their jockey with a dangerous gambling addiction, and his suspicious daughter draws several laughs too. And on top of all that, there's impeccable Radha Mitchell as Kiefer's separated wife who wish as she might can't seem to start anew. The climax falls into the conventional sports-movie "big game" category, and the final conflicts & resolutions aren't executed to full satisfaction, but on the whole this "ride" wins money at long odds on a bet to place.
- DrStrangeblog, Saturday, August 18, 2012
Another one of those movies with a main character (The Kiefer Sutherland part) that you don?t care about at all. It takes the wind out of the films sails. The Anthony LaPaglia character is much more interesting, but for the most part, the movie is just boring. It?s not a complete loss, but it just never satisfied me in the end.
- jam233, Monday, July 5, 2010