ABC Film Challenge – Action – Q – Street Kings 2: Motor City (2011) Movie Review

This is under Q because of the character Quintana.

Director: Chris Fisher

Writer: Eddie Gonzalez, Jeremy Haft (Screenplay)

Starring: Ray Liotta, Shawn Hatosy, Scott Norman, Clifton Powell, Kevin Chapman, Inbar Lavi, Charlotte Ross

Plot: Motor City moves the action to Michigan and explores the world of dirty cops on the violent streets of Detroit.

Runtime: 1 Hour 33 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Street Kings 2: Motor City starts 3-years after a drug bust goes wrong, where Marty Kingston (Liotta) is left injured and the rest of the team, Sal (Norman), Fowler (Powell) and Rogan (Chapman) have gone in different career directions within the force.

When one of the cops is murdered, young detective Daniel Sullivan (Hatosy) is put on to lead the investigation, with Marty wanting to watch over the investigation, pulling rank to be he partner in the case. As Sullivan goes deeper into the case, he starts to learn of the bigger story going on, one that will put his own family’s life in danger.

Thoughts on Street Kings 2: Motor City

ThoughtsStreet Kings 2: Motor City will take us back into the world of dirty cops, with a new young detective finding himself thrown into a case, one that will see him facing of against the law enforcement officers, he believes he should be working with. This does seem to be a sequel in location, rather than having any connection to the original, which does seem like the cheap way to pull an audience into a standard level crime thriller. The way the story unfolds is interesting, by putting the villain in the centre stage, rather than creating a mystery about who is behind everything going on, so we can see how they are looking to stay one step ahead of the game. The performances in the film are solid enough, without ever managing to reach the heights which could be seen as great, but never bad. This will end up being the standard story, one we have seen done better and seen done worse, but largely not leaving much in the memory by the end.

Final Thoughts Street Kings 2: Motor City is the standard crime thriller, offer little new to the world we know.

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