If the filmmakers wanted to make a truly gritty L.A. crime film, they could have easily accomplished this by simply swapping Keanu Reeves with Chris Evans. Let’s face it, Keanu Reeves, thousands of hit films later, still cannot act to save his life, and Chris Evans, with a lot less movies under his belt, is an infinitely better actor than Reeves. But I guess Evans doesn’t have the cache of Reeves, thus you have Reeves as the star and Evans playing back-up sidekick in “Street Kings”, the poster for which can be found to your left, with a bigger version below.
Tom Ludlow, a veteran LAPD Vice Detective, sets out on a quest to discover the killers of his former partner, Detective Terrance Washington. Captain Wander’s, Ludlow’s supervisor, duties include keeping him within the confines of the law–and out of the clutches of Internal Affairs Captain Biggs. Ludlow teams up with a young Robbery Homicide Detective to track Washington’s killers through the diverse communities of Los Angeles. Their determination pays off when the two detectives track down Washington’s murderers and confront them in an attempt to bring them to justice.
Starring Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans, Jay Mohr, and directed by David Ayer.