Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Linewatch (2008) R - 3½ Stars

Seems like the movie is a bit low budget as I can't even find any images to go with it. The story line is somewhat predictable but Cuba does a great job as border patrol agent Dixon. The movie also shows some of the yahoo's patrolling the border without a badge, that just might be out there. Not the greatest but good action that kept me entertained. I think it was worth the rental.

Mike Dixon (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) used to be a gang member in the streets of Los Angeles. Now trying to escape his past, his new line of work has him watching the borders of New Mexico, as an agent for the U.S. Border Patrol.He's settled down and has a new life with his wife Angela (Sharon Leal) and daughter Emily. He now roams the desert canyons in search of paid coyotes making illegal crossings. Hot on their trail, he and his partner arrive at a trailer only to be ambushed. His partner takes a bullet at a trailer they are about to raid. Dixon recognises the last fleeing young man as his nephew (Evan Ross), doesn't shoot and allows him to escape with no mention of his discovery, when writing his report. His old gang, Drake (Omari Hardwick), Stokes (AMG), and others, get wind of it and decide to show up forcing Dixon to ignore his badge and aid them in some artillery smuggling. Drake sets up home with Angela while Dixon has no choice but to help them. Now, he must decide which side of the law he is on.

Sony Pictures
Director: Kevin Bray
Writer: David Warfield
Producers: Brad Krevoy, Reuben Liber, Karri O'Reilly
I viewed 1/09

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