Queens-born director James Gray reunites YARDS stars Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Wahlberg for a return to New York City's outer boroughs in this earnestly acted, typically dour but dully formulaic crime drama.
New York City, 1988. Joe Grusinsky (Wahlberg) and his brother Bobby (Phoenix) aren't exactly on opposite sides of the law, but they don't quite see eye-to-eye, either. Joe, like his widower police-chief father Burt (Robert Duvall), is a tough Queens borough cop dedicated to making the crime-ridden streets of his fair city safe once again for families like his own. Bobby, on the other hand, feels no such commitment to his community and wants nothing to do...