Plot: Based on true events, a disgraced police detective seeking redemption by going undercover to expose a violent crime syndicate. But as he sinks deeper into the mob, the price for absolution may be higher than he can afford.
Runtime: 1 Hour 31 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Inside Man starts when disgraced cop Bobby Belucci (Hirsch) stumbles upon an undercover gig in a violent crime family. He mees Chris Rosenberg (Cannavale) who takes him in to meet the boss and bring down Roy Demeo (Abeckaser).
Once Bobby gets undercover, he finds himself enjoying the life of crime. However, he finds himself needing to do the right thing to get out of the world alive.
Verdict on Inside Man
Inside Man is a crime thriller following a disgraced cop who goes undercover in a notoriously dangerous gang. However, the deeper he goes the more difficult it becomes to get back out again.
This ends up taking us down a similar path to many of the undercover stories. It shows the risk of going undercover, while not really doing that much to expose them. I understand some if more to do with the draw of remaining in that world. However, not enough is done to show why the changes happen over time. Nothing in this film pulls you in and by the end it doesn’t feel like you have learnt too much either.
Where to Watch: Inside Man is Released on digital 20 November 2023.
Final Thoughts – Inside Man is a thriller without any bite.