A stench hangs over this straight-todisc Richard Gere thriller. Is it the whiff of moral corruption as Gere’s on-the-edge public safety officer beats up sex offenders in search of a missing girl?
Or is it just the pong of stale cheese as this wannabe Se7en-meets-8MM retread makes Gere’s inept partner (Claire Danes) grub around in backstreet porn shops and S&M factories?
Rumour is that Hong Kong director Andrew Lau (Infernal Affairs) did a runner before the finished movie was in the can. Maybe he just couldn’t hold his nose any longer.