Considering the way this formulaic neo-noir thriller is being hustled in and out of theaters, you'd think someone had something to hide. Too bad: It's no L.A. CONFIDENTIAL -- the obvious inspiration -- but this tough little movie about rogue cops on the loose in
Phoenix is well-acted, suitably sleazy and surprisingly literate. Harry (Ray Liotta) is an unlucky Phoenix police detective who can't make it through the day without placing at least one bet. It's a bad habit that's gotten him into a $32,000 heap of trouble with his lisping bookie, a tall drink of
dirty water named Chicago (Tom Noonan). Louie's trigger-happy pal Mike (Anthony LaPaglia) would be more than ha...