If this brutal tale of crime and corruption within the upper ranks of the Los Angeles Police Department feels like an updated retelling of L.A. CONFIDENTIAL, there's good reason. Both stories spring from the dark mind of American crime writer James Ellroy, who's found a niche chronicling the dark times of the LAPD's wayward gunslingers. And while David Ayer's script lacks the deft plotting of L.A. CONFIDENTIAL, it has something most thrillers sorely lack: a conscience. Set in April 1992, the film unfolds over the five days leading up to the acquittal of the four white LAPD police officers accused of beating Rodney King. Rookie detective Bobby Keough (Scott Speedman) ...