Can’t blame Karl Urban character for being hell-bent on revenge in Bent. Urban plays ex-cop Danny Gallagher whose caught in the middle of a deadly conspiracy that has everyone after him, including his fellow cop allies. I like Urban in this role, fairly badass and tough. Andy Garcia and Sofia Vergara play supporting roles. This is a fairly standard crime drama, but one that has enough twists and intrigue to keep you along for the ride. Add some solid action with plot and you have yourself a satisfactory crime thriller that Bent ends up being.

There is certainly an audience for a film of this genre. Sure, we’ve seen many movies of this type, but it still merits definite consideration. Look no further than the guy who is typing this. In a slower movie week, this is a nice under-the-radar movie.

‘BENT’ is out now in select theaters and On Demand


Written by Jim Alexander

Jim Alexander hails from Chicago where he started his journalism career as a film critic and founder of the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle (CIFCC). He's a Rotten Tomatoes approved critic. Jim founded Reel Talker as a platform to share his love of movies and entertainment. Jim's favorite part of being a journalist is getting to meet and interview actors, filmmakers and entertainers. Jim is a host and on-camera personality for AfterBuzz TV. Aside from his work with Reel Talker, he's the site owner of the Bachelor Universe website, where he recaps and talks about all this ABC's 'The Bachelor'. He also runs the Reel Talker Podcast that can be found on iTunes. In his free time he enjoys attending sports events and playing in recreational leagues. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

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