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Director S. Craig Zahler revels in telling nasty, brutal stories. He burst on the scene with the ultra-violent western Bone Tomahawk and followed that up with Brawl in Cell Block 99, a deeply unpleasant, unabashedly gory prison movie two years later. Now he’s back with Dragged Across Concrete, a movie whose title may telegraph what the audience could feel like after watching it.
Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn play cops who get caught in a video of police brutality and subsequently plunge into the criminal underworld. Sound skuzzy enough for you?
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Zahler lives for skuzz. I’ve read two of his novels – Wraiths of the Broken Land and Mean Business on North Ganson Street, both of which were at one point in development as movies – and they each contain profoundly disturbing scenes of intense violence. And that’s not even mentioning his movies – one of which, by the way, has already depicted a man having his face literally dragged across concrete and scraped off. It’s arguably one of the most savage moments in film history.
On one hand, I’m repulsed by the idea of this movie. Gibson’s appearance alone makes me want to skip...
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