Two actors past their prime spin their wheels playing two over-the-hill New York City detectives on the trail of a serial killer with a poetic streak. The entire movie is one big build-up to a twist that, while not exactly cheating, plays is an awfully cheap trick.
The movie opens with a confession. Staring straight into a video camera, "Turk" (Robert De Niro), a 30-plus-year veteran of the NYPD, recounts eleven cold-blooded killings, none of which were committed in the line of duty. Instead, they were the work of an unbalanced rogue cop who, unbeknownst to everyone around him, has become a lethal vigilante, a "street sweeper" ridding the city of rapists, m...