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  • R
  • 2007
  • 1 hr 42 min
  • 5.0  (438)

Retribution is a tense and gritty crime thriller from 2007, directed by Jason Connery and starring Brian White, Vivica A. Fox, Sean Blakemore, and John Jason Bailey. The film follows the story of Det. Kevin Harrison (Brian White), a hard-nosed detective who is on the pursuit of finding the man responsible for killing his partner. Harrison's determination to bring the killer to justice puts him on a collision course with a dangerous gang leader, Al Bowen (Sean Blakemore), and an unpredictable ex-con named Cole (John Jason Bailey).

The movie opens with a high-intensity action scene that sets the tone for the rest of the film. Detective Harrison and his partner, Frank (played by rapper Sticky Fingaz), are in hot pursuit of two suspects who are driving a stolen car. The scene is shot in a gritty and realistic way, with the camera shaking and jumping around as the high-speed chase unfolds through the streets of the city. Unfortunately, Frank is tragically killed in the pursuit, leaving Harrison heartbroken and out for revenge.

As Harrison begins his search for Frank's killer, he uncovers a web of corruption and deceit within the police department. He soon realizes that not everyone he works with can be trusted, and that he may be working alone in his quest for justice. Meanwhile, the killer is still on the loose, leaving a trail of bodies in his wake.

Vivica A. Fox plays the character of Karen, an Internal Affairs investigator who is tasked with looking into the corruption within the police department. While Harrison is initially skeptical of Karen's intentions, the two eventually team up to take down the bad guys and bring justice to Frank and his family.

The movie is filled with suspenseful moments, as Harrison and his new ally Karen get closer and closer to uncovering the truth behind the murder of Frank. They face many obstacles along the way, including violent clashes with the gang members who are protecting the killer and a series of cleverly calculated traps set up by Al Bowen.

One of the standout performances in the film is that of John Jason Bailey, who plays the role of Cole, an ex-con who has been released from prison and is trying to turn his life around. Cole is a complex character, torn between his desire to do the right thing and his loyalty to his former gang. Bailey does an excellent job of portraying the character's inner turmoil, and his presence brings an additional layer of tension to the film.

Overall, Retribution is a well-acted and well-directed crime thriller that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats. While it does follow some familiar tropes of the genre, it manages to keep things fresh with its realistic portrayal of the police department and its characters' motivations. Fans of gritty crime dramas will find a lot to enjoy in this film, which offers up plenty of thrills, twists, and turns.

Retribution is a 2007 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 42 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.0.

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    5.0  (438)