It's my guess this movie was written for two younger actors and a few lines were adapted to accommodate their age when these two were cast.Carla Gugino plays Turk's love interest and she's nearly 30 years his junior. The case the partners are involved in is the murders of several criminals by a vigilante.Two of the greatest actors of their generation, they'd both starred in The Godfather Part II, but didn't appear in any scenes together.They both starred in Heat, but only shared a minimal amount of screen time.All of his victims are real slimeballs and the detectives don't know whether to catch him or to give him a medal.Now the twist in the movie is that it opens with one of the main characters confessing to the crimes.
Pacino is 68 and De Niro is 65 and they both look their age.Sam Worthington was hand-picked by director James Cameron for his epic Avatar, now being filmed.Former Home And Away stars Chris Hemsworth and Isabel Lucas are also attracting attention.Here, while De Niro is the star, they appear in almost every scene together and yet what should have been the equivalent of a Home Run Derby between Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle, is more like a promotional appearance by Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle.Both stars are there, but they never get a chance to really exercise their talent.Because of them you expect it to be more and it just isn't. When I first saw the previews to this movie, I assumed we'd be talking about this movie come award season. This was not the best choice of film for them to star in. At best, we get the joy of seeing two such actors work together in this mediocre film.