SOME DREAMS ARE WORTH THE FIGHT.
Country boy Shawn MacArthur (Channing Tatum) is scraping by in New York City when he accidentally shows his street-fighting skills to Harvey Boarden (Terrence Howard), a scam artist who sees a new opportunity to make money. The filmmakers tried to get a genuine NYC feeling to this story and the actors give the impression that some of the dialogue is improvised, but there’s not an ingredient in this film that will jump out and surprise you. Honest intentions aside (including Howard’s low-key performance), the film is depressingly mediocre.
2009-U.S. 105 min. Color. Directed by Dito Montiel. Cast: Channing Tatum (Shawn MacArthur), Terrence Howard (Harvey Boarden), Zulay Henao (Zulay Valez), Michael Rivera, Flaco Navaja, Peter Anthony Tambakis.