The first movie I've watched after having read the screenplay first. Unfortunately, aside from being perfectly cast, the film itself doesn't do much to elevate its script.
Nothing visually distinctive about it.
Thus, it has the same exact feeling as the script: a long, slow-burn with some interesting pieces, but nothing particularly engaging until a "pretty solid" last 20 minutes.
Some visual flare could've really kicked up my interest in this one. File it under L.A. set detective period films starring Russell Crowe and Kim Basinger, where Russell Crowe's character has to work with another male detective whose personality is very different from Crowe's, second best only to The Nice Guys.